Social Media Guidelines
The Leland Public School District realizes that part of 21st century learning is adapting to changing methods of communication and that engaging, collaborating, learning, and sharing in these digital environments is a part of of 21st century learning . To this aim, LPS has developed the following guidelines for all network users including staff and students for participation in online social media activities.
The guidelines are based on trust and individual accountability, keeping in mind that information produced by LPS teachers and students is a reflection on the entire district. These guidelines are a part of District Acceptable Use Policy and by accessing, creating or contributing to any blogs, wikis, or other social media, you agree to abide by these guidelines.
What is Social Media?
Social media is defined as any form of online publication or presence that allows end users to engage in multi-directional conversations in or around the content on the website. Social media includes but is not limited to Facebook, Ning, Twitter, YouTube, blogs, wikis, social bookmarking, document sharing and email.
- The resource used by the class must directly support the classroom curriculum.
- Its use must be thoughtfully designed and managed to meet learning expectations and a positive learning community.
- Social media for use with students 13 and under is subject to COPPA compliance and is not permitted unless approved by a school technology coordinator. Please request permission using this form.
- All content by students must be reviewed by and is subject to teacher approval before being published.
- All content will be deleted after the project is finished unless needed for future classroom use.
- The following guidelines must be reviewed with the class prior to use.
Think about your digital privacy:
- Use your first name only to identify yourself.
- Do not use your home email, street address, phone number, or school name.
- Don’t share specifics of your daily routines that involve time and location (ie where & when your soccer practice is)
Think about your contributions:
- Ensure your presence, profile, images and related content is consistent with how you wish to present yourself as an LPS student to our school and community
- Keep your comments on topic and related directly to the learning objectives outline by your teacher.
- Be sure to use correct spelling and punctuation.
Think about the tone of your contributions:
- Be polite, friendly, and encouraging.
- Have some humor, but be careful with sarcasm.
- If you disagree, don’t be rude about it; give constructive (helpful) feedback
Think about the privacy and intellectual property of others:
- Publication of any images must be in compliance with our Web Publishing Guidelines.
- Respect copyright and fair use guidelines. See our Web Publishing Guidelines.
- Understand and avoid plagiarism.