NC School Rules Teachers, Students Can't be Facebook Friends

8:51 PM, Nov 28, 2012   |    comments
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LENOIR COUNTY, N.C. -Many of us love social networking; but, when is a tweet or friend request between teachers and students appropriate.

Lenoir County Schools have adopted a new policy when it comes to social media.Teachers and students can no longer "friend" each other on sites like Facebook.

The rule is part of social media policy implemented into the school systems manual earlier this month.

The policy outlines appropriate forms of communication between teachers and students on social networking sites.

Lenoir County Schools Executive Director of Operations Brent Williams says there are exceptions to the policy.

"An exception would be a niece or a nephew or some other type of family relationship. A relationship in an organization, a civic club, or a church, or some type of appropriate relationship that did not originate in school," said Williams.

Lenoir County Schools says the new policy still allows for teachers and students to use approved social networking for instructional purposes.

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