Schools & Social Media: A Brief Story

A fictional story based on true events: Mrs. Smith was hired as a principal in a school enrolling student in grades 5-8. She started a Facebook group for the school and encouraged parents to join in it. The principal’s time on the job was contentious and, in many cases, drama arising from the Facebook group affected school situations and many school situations were discussed on the Facebook page. Mrs. Smith was terminated at the end of the first year, but she refused to delete the Facebook group, and it remained a space where school situations were discussed.