A private life? Is there such a thing? Are you an advocate of one? I guess that the majority of my followers have social networking but I know that some will be open accounts and yet some will be private.
What does the word private mean to you? Do we, as parents have to have closed accounts? The point I am getting at is that sometimes parents such as myself are on the back burner for posting their children on their socials because they have an open profile. I used to have a private account. But now looking back and evaluating my peers, I know now that actually private accounts are not often that private.
I mean, how many of you reading this are actually following me right now? You may not follow me for numerous reasons yet you still watch what I am up to. This is defiantly just as possible when you have a closed profile. I personally thing that even if your account is private your pictures are still getting screenshot’d and sent to multiple group chats on whats app. Or maybe even shown to work colleagues “Look at this girl” “How cute are these kids”.
How many people have you accepted who you kind of know, or maybe met once at someones party or even someone you met when you was a kid.
The point I am getting to is just simply that I have been advised to put all of my socials private because I am becoming a teacher. I am planning on teaching early years and whilst I know that I highly doubt my students will be able to google my name etc I know that parents may. I have nothing to hide and I have taken time to build my blogger/Instagram profile. Why should I go from enjoying building a good rapport with you all and now I have to put my account to private.
Let’s turn the tables. Does that mean that parents should also have their accounts on private. Why is it acceptable for parents to share their lifestyle openly on their social media yet, the people who teach children during the day time are somehow penalised for sharing their lifestyle. Are parents not meant to be responsible too? Or is it only teachers that need to act professional at all times?
I speak about my educational journey, I like to speak about child’s development, fashion and just my general lifestyle. I do not see why that is bad. I am stuck with this dilemma. Are any of you teachers or had any experiences with this?
I would love to know.