I have created a separate profile for my teacher life on facebook. I love have contact with past and present students that is monitored for content. It is also a place for 'those' odd parents who wish to be in contact too without opening up my private life. For now this seems to have worked well and safely. I can leave specific messages for students without them knowing any other private aspects of my life. It remains to be seen if it continues to work.
I also have a class/teacher account for flickr and twitter also for the exact same reason!
I think social networking is the way of the future - this is what our children are into - embrace it I say!
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