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Online :check: Professionalism
But I have freedom of speech!
This may be true, but it is important to also consider that parents, administarators and mentors look at postings on social networks just like you.
Also, students look to teachers as inspirations. If they see seemingly inappropriate content on your social media sites, then they will think that is the standard behavior for adults.
Use separate sites for professional and personal use.
Check everyone's tags/photos that are shared to your site before they post them.
Make sure everyone asks for your approval before sharing your social media accounts.
Do not post something that you question is risky. If you think it is inappropriate, it probably is.
Social media technology can help to enhance education and the ways in which children learn. It can make students more engaged and feel more connected to the teacher. However, teachers that use social media should only be using it in a professional manner in and out of the classroom.
Use privacy settings on social media.
Do not tag other professionals.
Adhere to the age requirements of social media websites.
Ask to be made a member of all professional social media sites
Highlight examples of good social media to staff so that they know what appropriate use is. Also, recommend that if staff are friends they do not tag each other in pictures.
Do not use the DOE logo in any personal social media sites.
Monitor and set examples
Keep a lis of violations. Include what they were and who they came from so people will know for next time
Remove any content that is seen as inappropriate from social media sites
Always update social media sites to show that the supervisor is always on the job.