Here’s the scoop – about a year ago, I started an alumnus FB group for people who attended my elementary school. I was envisioning a group where past alumni who are now adults could reminisce, “nostalgize”, and keep in touch with past classmates. In the group description, I described it as ‘for all who attended ______ elementary school’. Well, obviously I should have been more clear in my description, because about six months ago, current students started joining my group and discussing whatever currently is going on at the school. Because they’re kids, of course the talk is obviously on the youngish, giggly, gossipy side.
I’m not too happy about this, because as I said, I really intended for this group to be for adults who were past students. So recently, I changed the description to read ‘for past alumni of _____ elementary school’. But that would only be read by newer potential members, and that would still draw in kids to the group. So there’s that – and what do I do about the current students who are already on there, and still doing all the ‘kid talk’? The only thing I can think of is to delete their threads, delete them as members of the group, and change the description to read that it’s only for alumni from such-and-such era (which would mean adults only). I don’t want to cancel and delete the group altogether, because right now, there are nearly 300 members!
Would it be rude and mean of me to do this? Or would it be me just ‘managing’ the group that I have authority and control over?