As a teacher and library teacher, the advice by Harris (2010) on ‘friending’ students should be heeded. Like Harris, i would also advocate that as teachers we should always follow the school guidelines to address interaction between teachers and students in the social networks. Even if there is no policy to prohibit such interaction, it is definitely a good idea to avoid mixing personal and school profiles to avoid potential problems.

Harris, C. (2010). Friend me?: School policy may address friending students online, School Library Journal, 1 April. Available

The YouTube Clip below shows the kind of security and privacy risk we are exposed to when we provide details in our FaceBook or any social networks profiles page.