HOT TOPIC: Teachers "Unfriending" Students

4:04 AM, Aug 8, 2011   |    comments
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(NEWS CENTER) - A new law in Missouri could have far reaching effects on school teachers throughout the country and here in Maine.

The law prohibits teachers from being friends with their students on social networking sites.


 Instructors can still set up public pages or groups to post homework assignments or share resources, but individual friendships or communication are illegal.

 Leaders say the law is designed to protect students from sexual abuse.

But critics believe it will hamstring teachers who want to communicate with students -- the way students communicate with each other.

The ACLU says the law violates the first amendment and it's considering legal action.

So, we want to know your thoughts on the this Hot Topic.

Do you think Maine should pass a similar law... Or is it okay for students and teachers to be facebook friends?

Leave your comments below.

You can also send us an e-mail with your comments at MORNINGREPORT@WCSH6.COM or MORNINGREPORT@WLBZ2.COM

We will share some of your comments tomorrow morning.











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