Monday, April 2, 2012

Teacher fired for refusing to give her Facebook password in the U.S.

Michigan's teacher lost her job for refusing to give confidential data from his account to school authorities in which he worked. The social network had reported an increase in such practices.

It started as a joke. Kimberly Hester, a professor at the Frank Squires Elementary School in Cassopolis, Michigan, posted a picture of a co-worker to her personal page on Facebook. A father of one of his students had access to the post and notified the school authorities, reports The Huffington Post.

Days later, a director of the school demanded 
the teacher to hand over the password. Faced with the refusal, Kimberly was suspended.

"If you are a Facebook user, you should never share your password, let anyone access your account, or do anything that jeopardizes the security of your account," said Erin Egan, head of the company's privacy.


  1. Anonymous2.4.12

    Wow, thats just wrong.

  2. This is ridiculous. On the other hand, it wasn't very wise of that teacher to go broadcasting what she did at work to the world.. she should have kept it at work. They've got to do something about this before we all have give our passwords to our employers!