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ERIC Number: ED543578
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Aug-8
Pages: 53
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
Social Media in School Emergency Management: Using New Media Technology to Improve Emergency Management Communications
Stephens, Kim
Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools, US Department of Education, Paper presented at the Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools Final Grantee Meeting (National Harbor, MD, Aug 8, 2011)
Social Media is the use of social networking sites, messaging sites, texting, and other web-based or mobile technologies to support social interaction. Facebook is by far the most widely used social networking site. Twitter is by far the most widely used messaging site. The goals of this presentation are: (1) To provide an understanding of the "benefits" and "challenges" associated with employing Social Media technologies in school emergency management; (2) Present steps on how to integrate these new communication tools into a school district's current emergency management communications plans, policies and procedures; and (3) To illustrate promising practices in utilizing Social Media during all four phases of emergency management: (a) Prevention and Mitigation; (b) Preparedness; (c) Response; and (d) Recovery. This presentation contains the following sections: (1) What is Social Media?; (2) Should schools engage in Social Media?; (3) Considerations for: (a) Goals and objectives; (b) Policies and issues; (c) Resources necessary; and (4) Description of Social Media tools and how to use them.
Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools, US Department of Education. Available from: ED Pubs. P.O. Box 1398, Jessup, MD 20794-1398. Tel: 202-245-7896; Fax: 202-485-0013; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools (ED)