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Students Defend Teacher Who Was Suspended For Taking A ‘Provocative’ Selfie


As social media continues to grow and become a part of our everyday lives, there are new rules of etiquette and opinions on what is deemed appropriate or inappropriate. Teenagers tend to post a lot online and overshare. They are often told to be careful about what appears on their Facebook or other social media accounts. Current or future employers have the ability to see these posts and will seek them out.

Most people are quite careful with what they post. Depending on their career, they may take extra precautions to ensure that their online appearance is just as professional as they are in person.

However, is there a line that needs to be drawn when it comes to what is acceptable and what is inappropriate?  

Students in London have recently comes to the defense of Lydia Ferguson, a teacher who was reportedly suspended from her position for posting a provocative self. Her students and several people online agree that she has been treated unfairly.

Many people are blaming the suspension on the fact that the British school teacher Lydia Ferguson posted a selfie to Facebook that some viewed as too racy or inappropriate. 

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Several sources including The Toronto Sun and The Telegraph have reported that the photo of Lydia sitting at the edge of a bed wearing a white dress and holding a purse is the selfie responsible for her removal.

Students reportedly filmed as Lydia was criticized by senior teachers and staff before she was escorted off the premises.

The Ousedale secondary school students were upset that their beloved teacher had been suspended, and don’t agree that her selfie had anything wrong with it.

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