The Innovative Educator: Social media doesn’t “cause” unprofessional or inappropriate behavior. It “catches | Social Media and its influence |

Something interesting has been happening across schools and districts in response to online safety concerns. Instead of empowering and teaching students how to harness the power of the internet and social media they are banning teachers from interacting with teachers in online spaces like Facebook. These misguided schools and districts like this one in Ontario tell educators, students, and parents that,

"The use of the Internet and social media, despite best intentions, may cause members to forget their professional responsibilities and the unique position of trust and authority given to them by society,"