More on the teacher-student relationship from USATODAY. The story is more of a wrap-up of recent news and legislation, and if you haven't been following some of the cases a good starting point. We at Northwestern State addressed the use of social media for teachers in our social media guidelines. The essence of it: understand the power relationship. In a policy sense, we encourage all faculty to account for how they will employ social media in their syllabus and know they are not suppose to use open social media platforms for discussions or contact with students that may impact FERPA.