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        07-05-2012, 10:44 PM
      #11
    Trained
    Well, I see people with over 500 friends. That is a little insane. But w that much traffic, there is going to be at least on jerk in the crowd....count on it.
         
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        07-05-2012, 10:58 PM
      #12
    Trained
    I did see a program about a teacher who lost her job over a comment on Facebook, and I felt very sorry for her.

    She did have her settings set to private, but in one of the many updates Facebook defaulted setting to public, and someone saw her post. That just seems unfair to me, and I can't remember what she said, but it wasn't that bad.
         
        07-05-2012, 11:36 PM
      #13
    Trained
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    Originally Posted by Golden Horse    
    I did see a program about a teacher who lost her job over a comment on Facebook, and I felt very sorry for her.

    She did have her settings set to private, but in one of the many updates Facebook defaulted setting to public, and someone saw her post. That just seems unfair to me, and I can't remember what she said, but it wasn't that bad.
    Well, I can see where firing someone over a comment on FB would seem, if not be, draconian. But, when it comes to teachers the landscape changes a bit, imo. They should limit their conversations, verbal or written, that concern their students to education. Which would include stuff like, "their behavior is disruptive and intolerable" imo, but not the stuff the teacher in question said.
         
        07-06-2012, 11:09 AM
      #14
    Showing
    I find bad mouthing about your co-workers, clients, boss(!), or students on public networks to be inappropriate and unethical. And it's even worse when you post a name of the target. So if you do so be ready to face possible consequences...
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        07-06-2012, 11:19 AM
      #15
    Weanling
    My mom is currently hiring for an accounting firm she works for. First thing she does is google the name and Facebook them. Sometimes when googling the search leads right to an arrest record. She says that most people don't even have their Facebook on private.

    Be careful everyone! Act like your frail great great grandmother is your FB friend!
         
        07-06-2012, 11:26 AM
      #16
    Green Broke
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Golden Horse    
    She did have her settings set to private, but in one of the many updates Facebook defaulted setting to public, and someone saw her post. That just seems unfair to me, and I can't remember what she said, but it wasn't that bad.
    And that is exactly why I deactivated my FB account!

    I had the same issue, not that I was posting mean comments about others, but I was tired of resetting my privacy settings every time they updated it.
         
        07-06-2012, 11:57 AM
      #17
    Trained
    The poor woman in the case I saw thought she was having a private chat to a family member, and was mortified that it was public. She hadn't mentioned a child by name, but had said something mildly derogatory about the kids in general I believe.
         
        07-06-2012, 12:26 PM
      #18
    Trained
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    Originally Posted by Golden Horse    
    The poor woman in the case I saw thought she was having a private chat to a family member, and was mortified that it was public. She hadn't mentioned a child by name, but had said something mildly derogatory about the kids in general I believe.
    It does have interesting "facets", such as freedom of speech when off the job, assuming the teacher was off the job.

    And, to me - it also speaks to the state of affairs of education in this country. Teachers, in general, belong to the largest union in the US (NEA) and complain on a consistant basis about their pay, not their inability to teach due to the restrictions placed on them by policies, regulations, and laws - many of which the NEA has had a hand in. The NEA publically stated they "will worry about the children when they can vote in union elections." No apologies given and little outrage.

    So, if a teacher voluntarily wants to teach under those conditions, belong to a union such as that, fine. It does not absolve them YET of any and all unprofessional behavior. This parent will not win, mark my words....the teacher will not lose their license. At best she will get a PAID leave of absence.
         
        07-06-2012, 12:42 PM
      #19
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    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Golden Horse    
    The poor woman in the case I saw thought she was having a private chat to a family member, and was mortified that it was public. She hadn't mentioned a child by name, but had said something mildly derogatory about the kids in general I believe.
    See, GH, that's part of reason I almost don't use FB (except posting my horses from time to time or connect with friends). Because FB seems to be quite unreliable when it comes to privacy. Good 'ol email (or, better, phone call) works much better IMHO.
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        07-06-2012, 12:58 PM
      #20
    Trained
    Good 'ole email isn't safe either, once again you may think you are having a private chat with a friend, but you never know who they may accidentally or otherwise forward it to.
         

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