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Educators use social media to provide homework help and links to academic site.
-- in this digital age it is a powerful resource but private messages are raising red -- There are always going to be bad actors who will use the tools at their disposal to act on their bad impulsive.
Authorities cite numerous examples of teachers luring students into sexual relationships.
By exchanging -- hidden messages with them on FaceBook alone including a high school math teacher in California.
And an eighth grade English teacher in Georgia the students in both those cases just fourteen.
Across the country schools are now moving to limit or ban the exchange of these hidden messages New York City just issued its guidelines this week.
The state of Missouri now requires districts to develop social media policies.
Because bill what starts out as an innocent exchange of private messages can and with the teacher being fired.
And a whole lot of hardy at student at.
And then -- -- you're watching this was a male teacher he was a man but there are most teachers on board this but what do they have to say about it.
-- some argue a sweeping ban on these hidden messages could backfire a teacher who communicates on FaceBook with the student who's also a relative for instance might be violating district policy.
Some teachers also worry that banning private messages could discourage questions and responses about homework.
Out of fear of crossing a line.
Now surveys show nearly 95% of America's teenagers connect to the Internet and 80% of them use social media.
And bill supporters say these guidelines seeking to limit student teacher what -- up communications.
But to what is only academic and not personal these guidelines certainly have a place in -- -- -- digital age.
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