This is not a personnel dilemma but a tale of woe that might prevent some future dilemmas. Of course no one here would be daft enough to have current students as Facebook friends, would be very cautious about including past students as friends and might think twice about students' parents or work colleagues as friends. Likewise everyone knows to be careful with comments and pictures they post. But I was talking to a female supply teacher today who had an issue I would have overlooked and thought it prudent to share with others. She took on a long term supply placement at a school at which a friend of hers had a son there. She was not friends with the lad but the mother did have her son as a Facebook friend (cannot imagine why). So the boy was able to access "Miss's" Facebook account through his Mothers' account. On Miss's page there was a beach photo of her wearing a bikini, nothing saucy just a normal holiday snap but dynamite in the hands of a hormone crazed teenager. Of course the lad shared the photo with his mates and before long it spread around the school. The school was sympathetic but in reality there wasn't much they could do. Eventually the teacher had enough of the comments made to her and left her placement early. She now has concerns that the photo might follow her if she goes to a neighbouring school. But she did get some advice from the school's IT techs on how to prevent this again, which she shared with me and I'll pass on. Its a balance between remaining visable so that genuine friends can recognise your Facebook profile but being invisable to unwanted attention. Firstly you can hide your public timeline, new visitors will only see your name and profile photos. The photo does not have to show your face but something someone who knows you will recognise you by. (eg favourite football team, pub, holiday etc) Secondly and this was news to me, you can block individual people. So you can remain friends with your adult friends but avoid attention from their kids or annoying relatives. Teachers might be advised to block anyone of school age. The problem with this is that being male I cannot possibly be expected to remember to whom all my mates are married to , what children they have (if any) or the names of said children. However I can remember the make and model of all my pals first motorcycle/car and where they crashed it. I hope this stops anyone else making a similar error using Facebook.