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Should Teachers and Students Be Friends on Facebook?

BackgroundFacebook is a social networking service launched in February 2004. As of April 2013, Facebook has over 1.2 billion active users. Users must register before using the site, after which they may create a personal profile, add other users as friends, and exchange messages, including automatic notifications when they update their profile. Additionally, users may join common-interest user groups, organized by workplace, school or college, or other characteristics. Facebook has become very common in use by individuals ranging from teenagers, workmates, students, professionals, politicians, preachers, advertisers you will find all categories of people on Facebook. Organisations and companies such as institutions, media houses, and even churches also use Facebook as a platform for passing on information to their followers.  

As Facebook becomes more popular, Many teachers are finding themselves in the dilemma, of receiving friend requests from their students, which leaves them confuse…