Should teachers have limits on social media with students?

Have you ever stopped at the title question? What are your thoughts on this? In this article I explain the subject from my point of view. Let’s see if your thoughts coincide with mine. Read on to find out.

As it seems to me, teachers should not always be available to their students to help them with their academic or other problems. Students must learn to help themselves most of the time.

Teachers can have fixed time slots for social media with their students, for example, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. They can just announce in class and those students who are interested can network in those time slots. Teachers are not required to post these schedules on their websites in addition to their physical counseling hours.

They must maintain their seriousness and severity while remaining friendly with their students. They must maintain their respect and air of importance so that students keep their distance without becoming too intimate.

Students should be given the impression that teachers are not their friends, colleagues, or professional counterparts. Therefore, your teachers have the freedom to choose whether or not they want to be part of your social networks or professional networks. Even if they do, teachers must carry their images or authentic identities all the time so that their students fear them to some degree.

On the other hand, this is the age of the modern age and social media is a facility of the modern age. So if shy and modest students feel freer to interact online rather than confront them directly, teachers should welcome them and be a part of their social networks.

But all the same, I stand by my earlier statements that teachers should, under no circumstances, lose their seriousness and respect, while indulging in networking with their students to help them academically or otherwise.

In conclusion, those are my thoughts on whether teachers should have limits on social media with their students. Having been in the teaching profession myself, I believe that teachers are worthy and important, that students should come to respect and show manners and courtesies accordingly, even while in the process of social networking.

Now that I have presented my views on the subject, what is your opinion on it? Do they resonate with mine? How would you put it? Chances are your thoughts on the subject are close enough to mine.

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