Social Media Recommendations

Seperate accounts for business and personal use

Teachers should make a point to have separate accounts for business and personal uses. Social media can be beneficial to teaching and communicating with students and parents, however they do not need to see how you are spending your off hours.
Social media Guidelines for Teachers

Training for teachers

Schools that plan on using social media as a tool for education need to have adequate training for all personnel. The training should have the most up to date information on how to protect teacher and student privacy. It is the school's responsibility to ensure the students have a safe learning atmosphere.

Online Interactions

Teachers should not have interactions with students outside of academically used vehicles set by the school. If a teacher needs to get ahold of a student during off-hours, he/she should contact the parent(s) of that child.

Testing the Knowledge

Teachers need to find a way to test the students on both the knowledge of a technology and the content that is being learned. Students these days can learn a technology fast because they have grown up using different forms. Teachers need to make sure the students understand the subject at hand so the child does not fall behind.

Citing Material

Teachers should teach the students the importance of fair use and correct citing of materials that are used in research. Teaching students early will help set expectations for the future.


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Staff social media guidelines. [ONLINE] Available at: [Last Accessed February 17, 2014].

(2013). NYC Department of Education Social Media Guidelines. [ONLINE] Available at: [Last Accessed February 17, 2014].

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