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Your child's teacher and Facebook

Posted by on Oct. 2, 2012 at 7:00 AM
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Are you friends on FB with your childs teacher? Do you expect to be? Does it matter what age your child is? ie: I'll be friends with childs teacher until she is in grade X. I have a kindergardener, and thought contact with the teacher would be pretty easy thru FB. Should I be 'bothering' her through there, or should I be using the email address she provided at the beginning of the school year?

by on Oct. 2, 2012 at 7:00 AM
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mamamedic69
by on Oct. 2, 2012 at 7:21 AM
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I would not be friends on FB. You want to keep the relationship separate from the rest of your life. I would just use the email she provided. I guess I would worry if you posted something or someone posted something on your wall that the teacher found "offensive" or "questionable" on how you're raising your child. You never know what people will think.

That's just my opinion
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beco8627
by Bronze Member on Oct. 2, 2012 at 7:23 AM
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I have liked my child's school on FB, simply for the updates...but I would never be friends with any of the faculty.
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hriabywx4
by Bronze Member on Oct. 2, 2012 at 7:23 AM
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I am not FB friends with any of my school age children's teachers. I contact them through their school email or by phone. I feel that their FB is part of their personal lives and they deserve time away from school too.

However I did in home childcare for a couple years and was FB friends with some of the parents of the kids I watched. It was a bit different though, I only watched 3 LOs.
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Pink_Love
by on Oct. 2, 2012 at 7:44 AM
No way! But unlike what has been said, I am not worried about my personal life or theirs, top rule in our house is NO FACEBOOK WHATSOEVER! I'm actually surprised DH and myself came up with an agreement for me to use this site and a stupid cellphone game site.
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Sunshine257
by on Oct. 2, 2012 at 7:46 AM
I wouldn't I woul just use her email. For my privacy and the teachers.
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pochaccotx
by Member on Oct. 2, 2012 at 7:47 AM
I don't have her recent teacher on fb but I do now have her 3 yr old preschool teacher on there. We became close friends after school and she babysat my dd in the summer when I was in classes for college
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bekalynne440
by on Oct. 2, 2012 at 7:51 AM
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We homeschool, so that's not an issue, lol.

If we didn't, I wouldn't friend their teachers. Teachers need some privacy and a separation with work and "play".
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matofour
by Bronze Member on Oct. 2, 2012 at 8:13 AM
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Use the school email she provides you.
I feel being Facebook friends is way over stepping your boundraries.
How many times have you seen people complain about something a teacher wrote in their Facebook page? Teachers need their space too, after school is their time.
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nodramamama311
by on Oct. 2, 2012 at 8:14 AM
Not with current teachers but I am friends and Facebook friends with my daughters head start teacher. It's been about 6 yrs now since she's been in head start. She actually came to a Cinco de Mayo party we had when my daughter was in her class....lol. So muh fun!
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Gweneveer
by on Oct. 2, 2012 at 8:36 AM
No way!!! I would never be friends with my kids teacher on fb. There are lots of other ways to get in touch with her that are just as easy!
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