The Issue Of Social Media

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Introduction
In the issue of social media networking utilized by educators to communicate with parents and the community, what protective measures must be enforced or what regulations apply when harassment towards the teachers is apparent? Children and teens of today will never know the world obsolete of social media. The impact of social media is becoming larger each and every day. Not only are children and young adults intrigued, but a large number of the world’s population. As of the third quarter of 2016, Facebook had 1.79 billion monthly active users. In the third quarter of 2012, the number of active Facebook users had surpassed 1 billion (Silverman, 2016). With that being said, Facebook is the largest social media platform during this time and age. Bullying is growing in social network sites from parents to teachers by making statements that undermind them and the pupils as well. In 2009, research by the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL) and the Teacher Support Network suggested 15% of teachers had experienced cyberbullying, and it is believed this figure is growing (Eade, 2011). Parents have the potential to post anything they want such as racist, sexist, or other comments about their children’s teachers to social media sites. Teachers have enough pressure and should not have to worry about posts made about them. Some, but not all post falsely made accusations that certain school staff are pedophiles and are having sexual relations with the pupils. This…

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