Students were recording TikTok
Meg (@StrawberryAcaiT), a Twitter user, stated in a thread on Jan. 19 that she was thinking about leaving her job as an educator. Because her pupils were making TikToks of her despite her requests for them not to.
Meg noted, “Today was such a difficult day.” “My pupils recorded several TikToks of me and thought it was appropriate.” I’m devastated. Maybe I’m not cut out for education. I’m unsure if I’ll return in the morning.
Meg wrote, “I’m so thankful for the support of many of you.” I’m debating whether to quit in the morning. If anyone feels compelled, I’d love some lawyer resources as well. If you’re in a position to assist me financially until I find a new job, I’d be incredibly grateful.
People encouraged the teacher to think twice
@AnnOberski, a user, advised, “Don’t give up.” You fit the bill for a teaching position. Remain in education for the entire year before switching. Your recording and posting by students occurred without your consent. They violated your rights. In addition to being responsible, the school did nothing to assist. Look for a counselor. Never give up.
The @judithfuller6 user stated, “Retired teacher here.” If you haven’t already, please don’t stop while you’re so upset. Discuss this with your family and colleagues while taking as many sick days as you can. You must be a wonderful educator. Simply put, you shouldn’t attend this institution. The optimal course of action will become clear to you.
NO, YOU DO NOT, commented user @focused4USA. “NEVER, even when you are rightfully upset, make a choice this important and life-changing. Make no decisions that are “forced” on you by others. You put in a lot of effort to get where you are, so take the time to carefully hash things out with a friend or professional.
She broke down in tears
These days, students are using TikTok and other social media apps in the classroom. They filmed random videos of teachers and other students. They posted them on social media, and it makes other people uncomfortable.
After students filmed and shared several TikToks of the teacher in the classroom, she broke down in tears. She said students made several TikToks of me without my permission.
She then uploaded a picture of herself crying, showing her cheekbones.
614,000 people have viewed her post
More than 614,000 people have viewed her post on the social media app, and many have given suggestions and supportive comments.
“I appreciate all of your support, and I may switch my resignation on in the morning,” Meg tweeted. Several Twitter users encouraged the teacher to reconsider her decision to resign and offered their support.
Don’t make a long-term choice at this point, user amy_producer advised. “Use as many sick days as you can to put your mental state in better shape.” I have confidence in you.
People are upset by the school’s policy of allowing phones
Why were they using their phones in class, one commenter asked Meg. In a training program, I was a teacher. I assured them that I would pick up the phone if it rang in class. Additionally, they could forfeit that day’s credit if they were discovered using it during class. Three out, please.
“I’m not permitted to take their phones,” Meg retorted. Twitter users suggested that Meg should speak with the school administration. Meg responded that she had not gotten any help and said she was unsure of what to do. I’m feeling helpless.
Many people who wished to support Meg were also upset by the school’s policy of allowing phones in the classroom. One Twitter user wrote, “So your school allows cell phones? If you’re using them only for instructional purposes, then you can leave them unlocked. Students can easily record TikToks in the classroom. You should be ready for possible legal actions in your district. When in a school environment, keep everyone safe even if a crime is not depicted.
Someone else commented: “Meg… My apologies. It’s unacceptable that the administration is not supporting you, and that’s disgusting.
Meg decided to leave the job after students posted her tiktoks. It’s unclear whether Meg stopped teaching or followed the guidance and concentrated on herself until she decided what to do next.
Students’ behavior is more difficult now than ever. We are witnessing the results in the shape of mid-year resignations from teachers. No teacher wishes to leave their students in the middle of the school year. But many of the teachers feel as though they have no other option due to the administration’s and parents’ lack of support.