Growing up you believe the world is meant to be the way it is. The older I get the more I realise that this is not the case. The world is full of injustices and atrocities that governments and the voice of faith expect us to accept, though with each passing year they grow fewer and fewer, at least one would hope. I have created this blog as a space for me to rant about all things science, politics, philosophy and religion, before it’s too late and the vessel of new atheism propelled by a growing surge in secularism solves all of the world’s problems for good.

Friday, 5 August 2011

Students friending teachers on FB now illegal in Missouri

Simply put... WHAT THE FUCK? The Government now apparently has taken it upon themselves to decide who we can and cannot friend on Facebook? Seriously? Will this be the latest US war, "the war on innappropriate student-teacher relationships"? How long has this been a serious epidemic, specifically on Facebook, that requires legislation to control it?!

This is as pathetic, if not more so, as the "war on drugs". If people want to have inappropriate relationships with their teachers, or students, they'll find a way to do so with or without being allowed to be friends on Facebook. How on Earth could anyone have thought this was a good solution to any sort of problem haha... honestly?! The worst thing is that the people who wanted this as well as those who brought the legislation in were grown adults... I can just see them now patting one another on the backs thinking "Yay, we've saved our children from predators, we can sleep at night now!".

Before thoroughly researching this event I definitely predict a single case where a student-teacher relationship had some connection with Facebook in Missouri. Therefore the public and Gov's first knee-jerk reaction is to ban friending one's student or teacher on Facebook. When are we going to wake up and realise that banning things, anything, doesn't stop the real problems themselves. It doesn't address issues of pedophilia or inappropriate relationships, it doesn't address gambling issues, drug addiction, speeding or riding without a helmet... This all still occurs whether or not certain things are heavily regulated or banned outright. Time to really tackle the issues at hand with better education and well thought out regulation.

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