There is alot of traffic to and fro from NetSafe regarding the ways in which teachers can use facebook to connect with students, without stepping over the "boundary".
A recent survey carried out by Symantec showed that 25% of New Zealand teacher still "friend" their students on Facebook, usually done so that they can effectively conect with them around curriculum issues.
In this Edublogger post titled "The Why and How of Using Facebook For Educators – No Need to be Friends At All!", Ronnie Burt runs through some simple steps for setting up some alternative facebook locations that don't require you to have any friends.
Well worth a read if you are struggling to find a way to maintain a facebook presence, without it bleeding into your personal social network.
You have to be signed in to look at your collections