Tech + lax boundaries can = teacher misconduct

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

As long as there have been teachers and students, there probably have been inappropriate relationships between some of them.

But there’s something about technology, social media and the relaxed boundaries they seem to encourage that are contributing to what some observers perceive as a growing problem of inappropriate teacher-student contact, according to a report Sunday by The News Tribune’s Debbie Cafazzo.

That’s the bad news. The good news is that this kind of communication leaves a trail that’s fairly easy to follow: The number and length of cellphone calls can be accessed, as well as the content of text messages. That can help make a legal case against an offending educator.

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