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It's kind of ridiculous to make a law on this. Most teachers wouldn't do this anyway. It's unprofessional.
This seems silly to me. I am a senior in high school at a Missouri school and just last night my best friend's mom had to removed me as a friend on Facebook because she was my teacher in 7th and 8th grade. The crazy thing is that I knew her before she even began to teach in my district. I've spent many days and nights at her house with my friend, her daughter. My friend and I even refer to each others moms as our "other mother". Also, in the small community I live in, many people are related. My mother, aunt, and uncle all work at the high school I attend, does that mean that I can't be friends with them on Facebook? This law seems unconstitutional. Don't we have freedom of speech and freedom of association outside of school? Aren't they part of the First Amendment?
They need to define "former" students. Many of us have taught for so many years, that now are former students are peers and friends.
I think this is great! Yes this stuff happens anyways and its disgusting but this helps enforce to the teachers that this is not something that is tolerated and for MO to put something like this together is great!! Its the teachers job to teach our children and guide them and mold them into wonderful adults with set goals and ready them for their future. Not take their innocence and tramatize them! Plus any sane adult should know it is inappropriate to befriend a child whom is not related to them and as a professional and someone as to whom these children look up to should not be adding them on ANY social networking sites! I know theres still going to be the sick one out there and sadly this will still happen but this will help enforce that there will be punishment for unlawful behavior. its like we all know we shouldn't dive into oncoming traffic but having a sign that states to us wrong way Helps ensure we dont although theres still those few idiots.
This is so ridiculous. Facebook is not the problem, its the teacher/sexual predator themselves. Do NOT blame Facebook for the shortcomings of school districts unwillingness to fire teachers or law enforcement to throw them in jail. If there are relationships going on I am sure there are much more discreet channels online and off for things to go awry.
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