One strategy that can be implemented to help teach students about the proper usage of social media is, creating a school or counseling Facebook or Twitter page that is monitored by the school counseling department but allow students to determine what information is shared throughout this website. This would provide students with hand-on training on deciding what material is appropriate to post and share and what information is not and also how to communicate with other student, parents or teachers that may engage with the page also. “Social media, when done right, holds great promise for public health practitioners. As the adoption of Facebook, Twitter, and other online engagement tools becomes more common among leaders of the field, so too will the insights and sharing of best practices” (Edgerton, et al., 2016).
Edgerton, E., Reiney, E., Mueller, S., Curtis, K., Waties, S., & Limber, S. P. (2016). Identifying New Strategies to Assess and Promote Online Health Communication and Social Media Outreach: An Application in Bullying Prevention. Social Media & Community-Engages Practices, 446-456. Retrieved from Walden Library databases