Read Story Transcript. When Dr. Yalda Safai was in med school, she faced a lot of backlash over her decision to compete in beauty pageants in her free time. That's why she has joined the hundreds of doctors, researchers and med students — most of them women — posting photos of themselves in swimwear in defiance of a now-retracted study suggesting such behaviour is "unprofessional.
Teachers on Facebook: Is posting that beach bikini shot going too far? | Ottawa Citizen
Teachers in the digital generation have to manage their online personas all the time. No one wants to lose out on a dream job over an ill-advised tweet, or a dodgy Instagram photo. There are also the pupils themselves to contend with. Disciplinary incidents involving social media in education have been on the rise. The examples that make the headlines tend to involve dubious photos, Facebook rants about students, or inappropriate communication with children, but teachers commonly get into trouble for less egregious errors in judgement. So she got called in and told to take them down.
Teachers tripped up by Facebook rants and bikini pics
A teacher on vacation posts a picture on Facebook depicting her frolicking on the beach in a swimming suit. Is she risking her professional reputation and putting herself in danger of discipline? Teachers are held to a higher standard of behaviour than some other professions. The Supreme Court has ruled that how they act outside the classroom is relevant to their ability to do their job. And The Ontario College of Teachers warns teachers to be very cautious in their use of social media.