Missouri Teachers Protest Facebook Limitations

On August 28 a new law will come into effect that might put the kaboosh on any exclusive or private social media site conversations between students and their teachers in Missouri, and the latter aren't exactly thrilled about it.

On August 28 a new law will come into effect that might put the kaboosh on any exclusive or private socialmedia site conversations between students and their teachers in Missouri, and the latter aren’t exactly thrilled about it.

The Amy Hestir Student Protection Act, named after a womanwho claims she was sexually abused at age 12 by an educator who befriended her, requires individual school districts to draft their own policies regarding whether teachers and students may communicate via social networks, by the first of the year.

The Act was proposed after an Associated Press investigation unearthed information that placed teachers in the Missouri school system under total public scrutiny.