Missouri teachers are criticizing a new law that restricts contact between teachers and students on social-networking sites such as Facebook, saying the law limits their ability to assist vulnerable students or use the tool for educational purposes. The law prohibits "exclusive access" to students by teachers, which will be up to individual districts to define. "You'll have a lot of school districts that will ban all forms of social media communication with students," teacher Nate Smith said. "There could be some really good educational opportunities lost."

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