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Should Teachers Be Banned from Communicating with Students Online?

Daniel Solove
Founder of TeachPrivacy

Education Privacy

Increasingly, states and school districts are struggling over how to deal with teachers who communicate with students online via social network websites.  One foolish way to address the issue is via strict bans, such as a law passed in Missouri earlier this year that attempted to ban teachers from friending students on social network websites.  Such laws are likely violations of the First Amendment right to freedom of speech and association, and I blogged at the Huffington Post that the law was unconstitutional.  Soon thereafter, a court quickly struck down the law.

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