Actual law on teacher/student boundaries? Watch

pinkbacon1437
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I don’t mean in a relationship sense bc that’s the sexual offences act or something, but boundaries like adding on social media, exchanging emails, giving a student a lift (without parental knowledge or another adult present). I know these things are deemed dodgy but if one genuinely gets on with a teacher when they’re 16/17/18 and the teacher obviously won’t do anything, it’s not actually wrong..or is it? Like is there an actual legislation which mentions this sort of ‘outside the classroom contact’? Or is it what each school and society decide on?

Just curious cos you always hear people asking ‘is my teacher giving me a lift illegal’ or ‘my teacher added me on fb’. All considering the student is 16+
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lifts aren’t as weird esp if ur living in a similar area, but fb is oddly personal. i don’t know about laws but i think it would be weird unless u were super close with them and u added them after they/u left school.
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Won't be laws specifically about extracurricular fun, surely.

Either best practices and contractual terms that teachers in the employ have to adhere to, coming under employment law.
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