Social Media Guidelines
Social media is increasingly prevalent both in and out of school. As use has increased, we have developed rules and guidelines around the use of social media. See policy and procedure 4309 for the full set of guidelines. Students are encouraged to remember the following:
Use good judgment. You are responsible for your own behavior when communicating with social media and will be held accountable for the content of the communications that you state, post and share on social media accounts. You are responsible for complying with the school district’s student conduct requirements.
Your posts may not disrupt the learning atmosphere, educational programs or school activities, or infringe on the rights of others.
- Do not use social media to promote illegal drugs; illegal activities; violence; drinking; or other activities prohibited by the district, including discrimination; harassment intimidation or bullying; sexual harassment; lewd behavior or sexual misconduct.
- State/post only what you want the world to see. Imagine your parents, teachers, and administrators visiting your social media. Once you share something it is likely available after you remove it from the social media site and could remain on the internet permanently.
- Students and families should be aware that displaying pictures of nudity, including photos of yourself or others showing areas of the body normally covered at school or in public may trigger the district’s mandatory reporting requirement and law enforcement may be contacted. Additionally, students may be disciplined by the school for this activity.