Should'nt that also apply to FFA facebook pages?
I would say that it depends whether it is a class page that is being used as a teaching tool or the teachers own personal page. I know several teachers who use a facebook page as a tool to communicate with students about class assignments etc.
I have a personal facebook page and a "Teacher Facebook Page". I use the teacher page to update our chapter facebook etc. Very useful tool seeing as so many people have facebbok these days.
we have a FFA chapter facebook for school events and announcements. On my personal facebook page, I do not add students until after they have graduated high school.
I have added students for a long time. While I worked in the State Office I added state officers just to make sure that the pages stayed appropriate. I still do the same thing now that I am working with my chapter officers. They are great kids, but it never hurts to have a Jiminy Cricket watching over your page. I very rarely exchange any info on pages with them other than to notify of practices, meetings or congratulations on a job well done. I never post anything that would be offensive or considered adults only on my own page so I never worry that they might see something on mine either.
In Texas, all teachers are instructed not to be friends with students on social networks or communicate with them via text. The only exception is contacting students concerning information directly related to sports, FFA or other extracurricular activities.
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