Should teachers avoid social media altogether?

08/18/2011 | Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

It is too risky for teachers to have a presence on social media websites, such as Facebook and Twitter, says Kim Piekut, a Pennsylvania high-school teacher and teachers union official. She recommends teachers avoid the sites altogether, and that they not communicate with students online. Her warning comes as the state considers a policy that would spell out what online behavior is appropriate for teachers. "[W]e don't advise social networking with kids outside of school," Piekut said.

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