United KingdomMay 2011Parent found through one of the teacher’s profiles that did not have privacy settings; printed five pictures and posted them throughout the neighborhoodOther photos show them flashing the knickers, downing cocktails, smoking
Ashley posted several pictures from her vacation on facebook including ones in which she was holding wine glasses and a beer mugPrincipal was told a parent called to complain. She was given a choice resign or be suspended.Amy resigned but continues to fight to get her job back
Called the residents of Cohasset “arrogant and snobby” and said that she is “so not looking forward to another year at Cohasset schools”Said her comment was referring to the political situation in the school, which she called very stressful and she said she thought she was only blowing off steam with friends in privateWhen she got sick wrote, “Now I remember why I stopped teaching kids. They are all germ bags.”
An administrative law judge has ruled that New jersey first-grade teacher Jennifer O’Brien should lose her tenured job because she wrote on Facebook that she was a “warden for future criminals”Posted to 333 friends, March 2011, it was FORWARDED and parents saw it
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A Teacher’s Personal Life … Lines between a teacher’s private and public life are blurred. Added responsibility being a public figure. Extra-curricular life of teachers can have professional consequences.
Headline United Kingdom: Disgrace of six drinking, pole- dancing primary school teachers who published the pictures on Facebook Parent found the photos through one of the teacher’s profiles that did not have privacy settings engaged. The parent printed five pictures and shared the with parents.Photo Source: http://mstknews.blogspot.com/2011/05/disgrace-of-six-drinking-pole-dancing.html
Georgia teacher, Ashley Payne loses her job for vacation photo posted on Facebook Did the Internet Kill Privacy? CBS News ReportPhoto Source: http://www.cbsnews.com/2100-3445_162-7323148.html
High school teacher fired for Facebook comments Said she was just blowing off steam ABC News ReportPhoto Source: http://momentsofawareness.blogspot.com/2010/08/facebook-firing-teacher-loses-job-after.html
Judge rules Patterson, NJteacher can be fired forFacebook comments‘students are futurecriminals’ – posted to 333friends, someoneforwarded to parentsNew Jersey Newsroom
Five Best PracticesStay up to date with safety and privacysettings.Consider who your ‘Friends’ are.Utilize custom settings to create private‘Friends’ lists.Don’t post during work hours.Be responsible digital citizens.
Privacy SettingsRemember, the people you share with can alwaysshare your information with others, including apps.
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Things to RememberKeep personal or school-related information out of postsand your profile. Regardless of privacy settings, assume that all of theinformation you have shared on your social network is publicinformation. Don’t blindly like or repost a link without looking carefully atthe content first.