I am very reluctant to create social media accounts. I once had to create an account for Instagram as an optional assignment. However, one of my teachers is requiring us to follow their Facebook account in order to receive updates and things about the classroom. We also use an app called Remind - a classroom friendly option made especially for students.
Now I wouldn’t have a problem with this if 1. Facebook wasn’t required to be installed on my phone in order to receive notifications, 2. Remind wasn’t enough to cover all the functions needed (but it does perfectly fine in what our classroom needs), but the bigger problem I’m having is that 3. recent Facebook privacy problems like the Cambridge Analytica problem really cause a concern to my privacy. Facebook does not have much to do with school, and it might also be somewhat another distraction in this world. I don’t use social media for a reason. I’m not trying to make a case here, please don’t think that, but I’m not sure if I am able to be required to create an account for Facebook.
Could someone please tell me the greatest extent a school/teacher can go in creating accounts on websites? Thanks :)