ACA Blog

Jessica Diaz
Jul 05, 2009

You have a friend request... Now what?

ACA has entered the Blogosphere… Twitter has dominated the headlines… and Facebook is the right of passage in a growing Internet generation. A few days ago during an open ethics discussion in one of the courses I teach, a school counseling student asked the question, “What are your thoughts on accepting students as friends on facebook?” This simple question evolved into a lengthy discussion that included everything from professional responsibility to how this generation of students has no idea of the impact their “cyber lives” have on their “real ones.”

The conversation got me wondering… “What would you do?”

Future Counselor Educators… Would you friend your Masters and Doctoral students?

Future School Counselors… Would you friend your students?

Future Counselors of all specializations… If a client, patient, or colleague requested you as a friend, would you?

WHY OR WHY NOT?

WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THIS PHENOMENON?


Jessica Diaz is a doctoral student at the University of Maryland and an Affiliate Professor at Loyola College.

Contact Name

Contact Title

Contact Email

Contact Phone

Related Info

Comment

  1.    
     
     
      
       

Join/Reinstate Your ACA and Division Memberships Today

  • Maximize your Professional Development
  • Learn more about your specialty—join a division
  • Stay ahead of the educational learning curve
  • Advocate for the counseling care of tomorrow
  • Expand your networking connections

Learn More

Join Now!
HPSO