Wild Teachers on the Web
Young teachers are discovering that posting sexual jokes, vulgarity, nudity and comments about “retards” in online profiles is not a wise idea, reports the Washington Post.
Here's a snip, but you should read the whole article - this is not the worst thing, but this is a family blog:
Click "View Photos of Erin," and you can see her lying on her back, eyes closed, with a bottle of Jose Cuervo tequila between her head and shoulder. Or click on her "summertime" photo album and see a close-up of two young men flashing serious-looking middle fingers.
"I know that employers will look at that page, and I need to be more careful," said Webster, adding that other Prince William teachers have warned her about her page. "At the same time, my work and social lives are completely separate. I just feel they shouldn't take it seriously. I am young. I just turned 22."Yeah, she sounds like someone I want my kids around for 6 or so hours a day, 180 days a year. A great role model for your teen, eh?
Am I just too old and stodgy now? Should I think this is OK? Are work life and private life really separate when people splash their private lives all over the 'net?