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    Clearly not. There has to be boundaries between teachers and students to protect the students from being exploited/pressured/influenced in any way and to protect teachers from allegations. It also means both parties have to be careful with what they post (drugs/drink/bikini pics etc) and opens up both parties to judgement or ridicule/bullying. There is no reason that a relationship needs to progress from what a teacher + student can have in school.
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    I don't see an issue with it as long as what they're posting is relevant to what they're teaching. For example my lecturer set up a facebook page for our class, gave us the link and asked us to join so they could post course updates or any last minute changes. Obviously not everyone is part of that group but it's strictly professional and course related..

    But being friends with a teacher...no.
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    The clue is in the name - 'social media'. It's entirely inappropriate for teachers who should have a professional relationship with their pupils to blur that line by using social media to contact students. It's also unnecessary - there's plenty of other, more appropriate ways of contacting students.
 
 
 
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