Thursday, June 19, 2008

Social Networking TIPS for Educators

1. Design school policy to address the public display of inappropriate behavior on social-networking sites.

2. Establish rules for how to discipline students based on information gathered from social-networking sites and clearly communicate to both students and parents.

3. Educate students regarding internet safety and do's and don'ts of social-networking sites.

4. Define cyber-bullying, design policy to address infractions, and educate students on the potentially destructive consequences of bullying online.

5. Address the use of social-networking sites for educational purposes by teachers(if use is permitted) and provide clearly marked guideposts.

To read full article from Digital Directions, click here.

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