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The professor, Gloria Gadsden, thought she was only confiding sarcastically in her friends. But she told Inside Higher Ed she believed Facebook altered her settings so she had unknowingly allowed the "friends" of her online "friends" to read her postings.
With such rocketing popularity, some teachers have started using the new tools to build rapport, update students on classroom activities and keep an ear to the ground with the youths they teach.But potential pitfalls remain, including the appearance of impropriety and other ethical issues. And sometimes it leads to criminal cases.
The worrying extent of the use of technology to bully school and college staff was revealed today with the release of survey results by the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL) and Teacher Support Network.
One in seven respondents said they had experienced cyberbullying and almost one in five said they knew of colleagues who had become victims.