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7 Steps to Creating Social Media Guidelines

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In an age when students and teachers are using social media on a daily basis, schools and districts need to craft guidelines that protect students and teachers but also allow for flexibility. Join Steven Anderson as he examines a 7-step approach to creating social media guidelines. Participants will examine social media guidelines from around the country and learn the process that they can use to create guidelines that encourage the use of social media while still teaching all users safe and responsible use.


Status: Available On-Demand
Subject: ICT
Last aired on: Monday, June 17, 2013 @ 12:00 PM EDT
Duration: 30 minutes
Credit Hours: 0.5
Categories: Digital Citizenship
Tags: digital citizenship, DOL617, school policy, social media guidelines, social media policy

Reviews (30)

Full Member
especially helpful for schools developing guidelines for the first time.
Full Member
Good ideas, thank you
Full Member
Basic Member
Very helpful ideas for school social media policies.
Full Member
Interesting and informative.
Full Member
Very informative. With social media being used more and more in school by teachers and students, it is important to create guidelines to be followed by everyone in the district.
Full Member
As the technology integration specialist for our district's high school I found this webinar very informative. Steven has effectively explained seven sensible steps; examine, organize, research, draft, review, present, review. However, perhaps 8 steps would be better. Make step one simply setting an objective (what do you want to accomplish at the end of the process?). Also, I would organize a team first, and then have them examine what is currently in place at the school and district level. Use the team to walk through the remaining 6 steps. Last critique has to do with sound quality. I had a difficult time following Steven's voice through my iPad speaker. Using headphones helped.
Basic Member
Great info! Using the guidelines that are already put in place by the state or the district will save so much time and energy. Thanks for sharing.
Full Member
Getting all stakeholders involved in the formation of the policy is key to how to write a successful policy.
Basic Member
Stevenís view of the daunting task of developing a policy for using social media is to use what is already in place, respect the input of the community, and be realistic.
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