Facebook Law In Missouri Challenged By District Teacher

By on Aug 23, 2011 in Education, Internet, Technology, United States, World Comments

Facebook Law allegedly prohibits teachers from privately communicating with their students over the Internet, according to reports by several international news sites on Tuesday, August 23, 2011.

Reports say that Christina Thomas, a school district teacher in Ladue, Mo., is now challenging the state of Missouri over a new law that was nicknamed as the Facebook Law.

The Facebook Law reportedly makes it illegal for teachers to have exclusive communications with students, under 18 who attend or used to attend the school where the teacher works.

Thomas said that the Facebook law is in violation of her rights under the 1st and 14th amendments since it will prohibit her from having an “exclusive communications” with her own children on non-work related websites if her children is within the law’s definition.

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