I’m with Hobo. If you’re a teacher, you’re a fool for adding students to your Facebook page. #1, you open yourself up for incidents like this. #2, you also leave yourself open for all sorts of other trouble.
While we’re talking about dumb moves, though, I think I would be remiss if I don’t point out that Dustin, Julie, Brandon and David are probably making a really bad move by making fun of the guy’s erectile difficulties TO HIS FACE. Or, Facebook, anyway. Hope you enjoy the pop quizzes for the rest of the year. And you can probably kiss the college recommendation letter goodbye as well.
It seems to me that, as a teacher, adding your students to Facebook would be a good way to keep an eye on cheating – ie: to watch for student stupid enough to admit it on FB. Probably also a good way to organize school events. It does have it’s obvious drawbacks, of course, and lamebook is a magnet for such situations.
Besides, I’m sure this guy would be equally pissed at Susan no matter who was in his friends list. It’d still be embarrassing if all his friends were adults.
If you ask me, the only person he shouldn’t have added was a FB newbie like Susan.
I’m a teacher, and I’d never let my students within 1,000 miles of my Facebook profile. I’m guessing that Susan doesn’t understand that a wall post is visible to all one’s friends – it took me a few weeks to figure this out too, although fortunately I kept my inquiries about friends’ sex lives to private messages.
I see how these guys being his students makes it even worse, but it would be horrible either way. Someone should take away Susan’s computer privileges.
I can’t believe that anyone still is confused as to what is private and public messages. It’s pretty selfexplanatory.
@Lydia: Exactly my thoughts, how do you not get that you are blasting someone’s very private information all over the web for little turds like this guys students to see . . . Argh. Maybe we will be able find Susan on MyDeathSpace soon under Disappeared. hahaha
@Bulldog: Aye. And if they carry the mocking on in class, they’re fucked. At least, I hope so. There’s a joke in there somewhere but I’m too lazy, and besides, it seems more like Soup’s area.
@Steve-O: See, that seems fairly unethical to me :/ Did you see that story about the school that gave everybody in a class a laptop for free to work on, and it turned out they had set up the webcams so they could see everything the students were doing, including sexual activities (giggle) and then the next day they would speak to the students in private to tell them they weren’t happy with their behaviour? I dunno, your idea seems like one step away from that…
I do feel bad for the guy because his students seem like douchebags. But still… he really shouldn’t have added them.
I have quite a few of my teachers on my facebook, although high school was 10 years ago for me and they have all almost retired. Being friends while being in school? I can see how it could provide more ways to interact and connect with students and organize school events, but the risk of even one mis-type or err, even a rumor, and there goes your reputation.
Here’s a tip. FB profile for your friends. FB profile for students, coworkers, family, etc.
Susan, Susan, Susan… What to do with you? Ahhh, I know, take away your Internet privileges, and then blow Mr. Floppy in forgiveness.
Oh wait! I just remembered your already having problems giving Mike an erection, your BJ’s suck!
Oh come on. Do you really think this teacher wants ANYONE he hasn’t told himself to know about this? See heisenberg’s sarcastic comment above. Having current students as facebook friends is stupid in many ways, but that’s not the problem here.
In fact, if I was Gerald, I’d rather have my students see a post like that than my adult friends and acquaintances. Students will be immature and obnoxious about it because students tend to be immature and obnoxious. Adults will be judgmental, only they won’t be obnoxious about it They’ll claim they don’t care when really they’ve changed their entire perspective on you based on your personal life, and you’ll see irritating changes in their interaction with you because of it.
wow.. =/ to me… ANY person would be stupid for posting stuff about that on a wall, but that’s just me. I have a few of my teachers added on FB and the few times we talk it’s about random stuff as if they weren’t my teachers.
AFAIK there are some pretty strict laws (at least in the UK) about teachers and students ‘friending’ on facebook or bebo or any such sites. Even ex-college students friending their lecturers is a bit of a no-no so I say this is fake.
Who cares if it is fake or not, this is strictly for entertainment purposes. The fact remains, that stuff this stupid DOES happen in real life. Maybe not this particular example, but it doesn’t matter.
On another note, Italy got knocked out of the world cup. The game was amazing up to the very end.
I have a teacher who has all of us added on facebook so she can keep us up to date. HOWEVER, she was smart and made a “professer” facebook (for her students to add) and then a personal one, which she would not add anyone.
That’s what people get for adding or accepting their students’ friend requests. My husband is a prof and will never get an account for that reason (and many others). One of his student-boinking colleagues, however, seems to feel otherwise.
I did that, too, when I first joined. I wrote on a friend’s wall, not realising it’s public, and said a certain guy seemed to be flirting with her, and that guy’s fiance was also on her friend list. Oops.
pterryndactyl.. just so you know, facebook has made it a lot more difficult to remove wall posts. for instance, if you’re looking at wall-to-wall you can’t just delete it. so before you open your big ass mouth, realize who is using facebook and that it isn’t someone who is as infatuated with facebook and knowing everything about it like you – who obviously has no life.
I’m a teacher and I only friend my students AFTER they have graduated. Not only that, but they can’t see any photos or videos of me. They also can’t see any posts on my wall from other people and I block them from certain status updates.
I don’t think it’s that much of a stretch for Susan to be confused about how to delete. She’s probably an older woman who isn’t very computer/internet savvy. I had to teach my mother how to delete things on Facebook after she posted something private on my wall and couldn’t figure out how to get rid of it. It might seem simple, but some people are just clueless, especially if they don’t spend a lot of time online.
Idk, Rigley, that’s pretty much how my mum speaks on Facebook and I juust stopped her before posting something personal on a wallpost yesterday because she thinks no on else can read them…She’s like ‘how do i send the comments?’ uhm..press comment?