Missouri Senate has prohibited teachers and students from any type of social networking. In most basic terms, this means that no teacher can be a Facebook friend of any student.
Missouri Senate drafted a bill(Bill 54) according to which teachers and students are banned from having any contact on any social network which is exclusive and provides mode of private communication.
Some experts say that this may be a step to ensure ethical communication between teachers and students. According to reports, this bill is designed to prevent any misconduct of children by teachers and in some cases, vice versa.
Though this bill sounds good theoretically, but in practical life, it will be difficult for authorities to detect any type of “unethical social relationship”.
Recently there was a case where a student abused his teacher on Facebook and was expelled from his school on disciplinary grounds. This bill aims to prevent this kind of misconduct.
The reception of this bill by public is mixed as some openly criticize it while others declare that this bill will ensure a healthy relationship between teachers and students.
What do you guys think? Will just an enactment of a bill be able to ensure an “ethical relationship” between teachers and students?