Many teachers may want to appear as a student's friend in the event that the child needs someone to go to. However, there are certain boundaries that should be respected, according to the Lower Southampton Patch, and becoming a student's "friend" on Facebook may be crossing them.
Having a student as a friend on Facebook isn't the best idea because it gives the student a sense that he or she and the teacher are equal. In that event, the teacher can lose respect along with the student's cooperation throughout class. However, this does not mean that students and teachers can not have fun in a school setting, but there has to be a distinction between the two.
Many consider this among some of the worst things teachers can do. Other behaviors teachers may want to stay away from include not smiling, yelling, stopping lessons to yell at a student, humiliating the student, treating some pupils differently than others and creating rules that many would consider to be unfair.