Social Media

THE BASICS!

  • Always check the terms and conditions before joining a site
  • Think before you post
  • Set and maintain appropriate boundaries
  • Look closely at your Friends / Followers / Circles
    • Don’t Friend under 13s
    • Be cautious about parents, etc
    • Use Facebook lists to restrict or filter your posts
  • Never feel forced to accept a Friend request
  • Keep a close eye on your privacy settings – they do change
  • Check others’ photos of you – untag yourself if you need to
  • Look at what your profile looks like to other users
  • Regularly review the pages that you have ‘Liked’ and groups that you have joined

PROTECT YOURSELF

PROFESSIONAL USE

Does your school have a social media policy?

Code of Ethics for Registered Teachers: http://www.teacherscouncil.govt.nz/required/ethics/index.stm

CONNECTING WITH OTHER EDUCATORS

Use these sites as connectors! Check out a few people and when you find some that you connect with jump in and see who else they talk to!