Leah - posted on 02/01/2009 ( 8 moms have responded )
Our daughter (12 yrs) has her own facebook page. Our ground rules for her being allowed to have this, include that she provide us her user name/password and include both of us as "friends". We have found that one of her teachers is one of her friends on facebook. We have talked to her about this, about how this really seems to cross a boundary that should exist between a teacher and their pre-teen students. She seemed surprised by our questions, and does not think there is anything wrong with this. The teacher is a male, both my husband and I have met him. He seems to be a good teacher, involved with the kids...but really how much can you tell about someone from meeting them briefly.
There is nothing "suggestive" on his page, but there are class pics and team pics of groups of kids from the school mixed in with his person pics (family members, friends, school staff). He is fifty years old...and this just seems odd to me. Many of her friends are also listed as his facebook friends.
I am considering asking the principal if there are any school/board policies regarding this.
What do you moms out there think?