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ERIC Number: ED539396
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-May-7
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
How to Create Social Media Guidelines for Your School
Anderson, Steven
George Lucas Educational Foundation
Social media is fast becoming as ubiquitous as the air we breathe. In recent months, many schools and districts around the country have taken steps to create social media policies and guidelines for their students and staff. In the author's work with several districts to draft these documents, he has seen many approaches that work well, and some that do not. That said, there is no silver bullet for administrators; every school, district, and state has a different set of circumstances. With that in mind, the author offers seven steps, along with resources, that will help you determine the best approach for your own community. These steps are: (1) Examine your school culture; (2) Organize a team; (3) Research phase; (4) Draft your document and incorporate feedback; (5) Make sure the school attorney and school board see the draft; (6) Introduction to the school community; and (7) Review periodically. Resources are included. [This paper was produced in collaboration with Facebook.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: George Lucas Educational Foundation