A new Missouri law prevents teachers from contacting their students via Facebook — but not everyone is happy about it. Sure, it’ll prevent your math teacher from messaging you to remind you about your late homework assignment. Some teachers, however, have complained that a flaw in the law prevents them from contacting their own kids via Social Networking.
The law defines students as “anyone under 18 who attend or used to attend the school where the teacher works.” For Christina Thomas, this definition includes her own kids — so she’s suing the state, The Lookout reports.
Lawmaker Charol Shakeshift tells the Huffington Post that the law prevents sexual abuse. “Exclusive and private contact with your students isn’t educationally necessary,” she says.
Thomas, however, believes that her own children should be an exception to that rule, since once they’re at home, she’s no longer their teacher… she’s their mom.
We’re just curious as to why she seems to do so much parent-child communicating via the social network site. They live in the same house. Hasn’t she ever heard of text messages?