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Parents want primary school teachers sacked for Facebook photos

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VivaLeBeaver Sun 22-May-11 21:30:32

Sorry for the Daily Mail link. I think this is awful. Poor teachers, its not like they're doing anything illegal. The photos don't actually seem bad from what's on the link. I've got worse on my FB profile.

Yes they probably should have had their profiles on private but primary school kids aren't allowed on FB so wouldn't have seen them. And the parents shouldn't be so bloody stalkerish.

muttimalzwei Sun 22-May-11 21:33:25

They deserve a good night out and as you say, nothing that bad anyway.

Feenie Sun 22-May-11 21:36:15

There's a thread on this already smile

5inthebed Sun 22-May-11 21:36:36

This is why teachers shoul have good privacy settings on their FB accounts.

Parents are being a bit silly wanting them sacked.

I once saw pictures of my DSs school caretaker on FB wearing nothing but an apron. Didn;t think much of it really.

elphabadefiesgravity Sun 22-May-11 21:38:35

I have lots of friends who are teachers. Lost of them are party animals shall we say.


VivaLeBeaver Sun 22-May-11 21:42:58

Ah - looked for a thread on here and also in the Education sections but didn't think of AIBU? Thanks.

RobF Mon 23-May-11 13:18:06

IMO these shameless hussies should not be teaching!

Teachers should be setting an example to young children. They should spend what free time they have engaging in wholesome activities, not flaunting their wares around town centres like common trollops.

maxcliffordslovechild Mon 23-May-11 13:27:56

What will it be next? I'm a careworker and are my drunken holiday pics going to be sent out to my clients families saying i'm not fit to look after them? It's not like they were drinking vodka and pole dancing in the staff room!

TotemPole Mon 23-May-11 13:33:53

The only mistake they've made is not making their accounts private. Having a bit of fun on a hen night isn't a sackable offence. The parents who have an issue with this sound like stuck up prudes.

Feenie Mon 23-May-11 13:40:47

IMO these shameless hussies should not be teaching!

Thankfully, your opinion is not relevant in the slightest to teaching today.

TotemPole Mon 23-May-11 14:10:56

I think Rob was jesting.

Feenie Mon 23-May-11 14:23:18

I don't think so, judging by his/her post on the other thread on this subject:

RobF Sun 22-May-11 09:11:05
If they are clever enough to be teachers, they should be clever enough not to post salacious photos of themselves on facebook.

Salacious? confused

TotemPole Mon 23-May-11 14:59:31

That reads like a joke to me as well. But he could be an old prude.

GypsyMoth Mon 23-May-11 15:03:29

why should the PARENTS be worried??? the children wont be seeing the pics will they??

you have to be min age 13 to use facebook!!!

RobF Mon 23-May-11 15:36:51

The argument about Facebook being only for over 13s is pointless. If you put pictures on facebook, you are making them public. Regardless of whatever security settings you have on there. Teachers should know better than to be living their lives over facebook.

People are entitled to do what they want outside work. I'm sure the teachers when I was at school were getting up to all sorts outside of work hours. But we never got to know about it, and as a result, we had respect for teachers because to us, they were responsible adults.

My earlier post was a joke btw.

GypsyMoth Mon 23-May-11 15:41:47

why should teachers know better?? says who?

RobF Mon 23-May-11 16:30:09

If teachers don't know better, why on earth are they teaching? Regardless of how feckless a lot of parents are, teachers should be there as an example of responsible adulthood for school children to look up to. Teachers should not be looked at by children as drunken harpies, even if that's how they live their life outside of school hours.

LindyHemming Mon 23-May-11 16:36:52

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Feenie Mon 23-May-11 16:44:45

Still joking then, rob?

RobF Mon 23-May-11 19:12:50

No, if teachers want to go out and get drunk and raise hell, they should not be doing in the view of the children they teach. By posting these pictures on facebook, that is exactly what they are doing. Why do they need to post the photos on facebook?

Goblinchild Mon 23-May-11 19:17:22

I think that prospective parents ought to be held to higher moral standards before they get a license to procreate. Tagged and tracked from 15-21 years old and the decision to grant permission given by a board of teachers, social workers, doctors and other pillars of the community.
Otherwise what's the point of being a pillar if all the general public do is take a piss against you?

Feenie Mon 23-May-11 19:19:27

Because, as someone has already pointed out, it is a free country, it isn't against the law, it does not go against any terms and conditions imposed upon teachers (except, it would seem, in very rare cases where a Facebook contract has been signed hmm) and most of all because it is none of your goddamn business.

I object hugely to the suggestion that I must alter my behaviour outside school in any way, shape or form because 10 year olds may have lied to get themselves Facebook identities and their parents either don't know or don't care.

My settings are private, but that isn't because children might see my photos, it's because my private life is just that to me. But should I change my mind, then I fully reserve that right.

Glad you have dropped the pretence that you were ever joking, Rob.

Goblinchild Mon 23-May-11 19:19:59

You post pictures on FB so that friends in far-flung locations can see what you are doing and how your life is panning out.
I have FB, but also high privacy settings to prevent the likes of Rob suffering an apoplectic fit at the fact that I have a social life.

RobF Mon 23-May-11 20:25:39

If it's on facebook, it's in public. Regardless of privacy settings. If you want to show friends your photos, email them to them.

No-one is arguing that you can't do what you want in your private life (within the confines of the law). It's maintaining a professional demeanour around impressionable young children that is the issue.

SoupDragon Mon 23-May-11 20:25:45

I would be worried if the young, vibrant teachers at our primary didn't go on raucous nights out.

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