Facebook Privacy

The Schaffhauser article, “Suspended Teacher in Facebook Incident Ignites Debate: Should Online Privacy for Educators Exist?” touches upon some of the challenges that accompany sharing information on the internet. In this particular case, a teacher made a comment on Facebook about a student in her class that was meant for her friends but seen publicly (including by students). After reading the article, answer the following questions:

  • Should the teacher who posted the comment to her friends be disciplined for her remarks she thought were made in private?
  • How responsible are educators for their online content?
  • Should online privacy exist for students and educators?
  • Should we be able to separate our professional and personal profiles on social networks? Would it actually be feasible?

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