Social Networking Agreement
Madras High School respects the rights of its students to use social media. Students who use social media must understand that comments they make on social media can cause disruption to the educational environment. Any comment they make or like that causes a substantial disruption to the school environment can result in school consequences.
Here are some guidelines that everyone should keep in mind when using social media:
• Avoid harassment/threats of violence. Any comment that is meant to demean or intimidate a student is considered harassment. Liking a comment is giving approval to the comment and only serves to encourage the harassment.
• Be aware that privacy settings are not foolproof. Assume that anything you post can be seen by anyone, including future employers, forever. How will inappropriate language/pictures/videos be interpreted by people who don’t know you?
• Don’t post anything confidential, including date of birth, address, phone number, social security number, etc.
• Parents, create a Facebook account and friend your child. That way you can ensure that your child is using social media responsibly.
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I understand appropriate social media use and the potential consequences for inappropriate usage.
I reviewed this agreement with my child and will help to ensure that he/she is using social media responsibly.