Rebecca - posted on 11/27/2014 ( 3 moms have responded )
Recently, a 13-year-old 8th grade high schooler sent me a friend request. I'm a teacher who teaches 6th grade, and I've taught this student two years ago...she attends the high school two blocks away from my school.
The administrators and School Board has a rule that you can't friend any teachers/staff members outside of school if you're a student. It doesn't matter how old you are.
I've been thinking, I received messages from her. This kid is a GREAT kid, always cheering others up and getting good grades when she was in my class. Should I talk to my school counselor about her trying to friend me on Facebook, then the counselor can e-mail the counselors at her school?? I'm not trying to get her into any trouble, but I feel she needs to know that the our entire city school board as a strict rule that you can't be add teachers. It's allowed to be friends, but Facebook?
Second, she's thirteen. She's legally allowed to be on social media, but should I also ask if she's monitored? It is not my business but we actually have rules for students on social media sites at our city. advice?