Should a school be able to monitor your child's facebook?

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by tourists24, Sep 14, 2012.

  1. tourists24

    tourists24 Well-Known Member

  2. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

  3. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Dark Prince of Double Standards Staff Member

    monitor - yes

    password - no
  4. upschick95

    upschick95 Member

  5. beentheredonethat

    beentheredonethat Well-Known Member

    I realize I'm a bit old and have a view point of a parent now.

    Granted, nothing like FB existed when I was 12. But if I said or did half the things this girl said and did at 12, I wouldn't be worrying about what the school. My parents would have made sure I knew that kind of behavior was not tolerated. I probably wouldn't have been able to sit down for a loooong time.
  6. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Dark Prince of Double Standards Staff Member

    So, in this case, you have not been there and done that?
  7. beentheredonethat

    beentheredonethat Well-Known Member

  8. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    Children don't need facebook!!

    They post pictures to be funny and the pervs check everything out.
  9. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj pensioner

    ok, but the parents should have the same rights to monitor all the teachers FB accounts , too.
  10. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    The problem is parents need to be parents not their kids best friend.
  11. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    If its put on FB in a " public" fashion then it's game on for all to see. However, short of threats of violence or planned illegal activity, then no one other than the parental units should have any say.

    That being said, yes, I watch my daughters FB page.
  12. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    Parents need to start/go back to parenting and school needs to go back to just teaching. Parents need to be nosy and, yes, read their kid's FB. When they move out, they can have privacy.
  13. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    This is a case of "big fish in a little pond". Some damn school official cop wannabe thinks he has the right to interrogate a young child. If some idiot school official EVER did that to my daughter without my being there, I'd have more than just words for the bully. Their job is to TEACH, how 'bout they do that?
    I would sue the school district for violating her rights.