Social media can enhance education, communication, and learning. This technology can provide both educational and professional benefits, including helping students to succeed in their educational and career endeavors. The New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE) creates professional social media environments that mirror the academically supportive environments of our schools.
The Staff Social Media Guidelines recommend practices for professional social media communication between DOE employees, as well as social media communication between DOE employees and their students. The Staff Social Media Guidelines also address recommended practices for use of personal social media by DOE staff.
Read about what is expected of students, parents, and teachers on the Digital Citizenship Responsibilities page.
Print out this flier to spread the word about social media guidelines to staff, students, and parents.Internet Acceptable Use and Safety Policy (IAUSP) Further outlines what to do and not do. Student Bill of Rights and Discipline Code Outlines the regulations that cover students. Sample School-Based Social Media Registry Can be used to get approval from your principal for school-based professional social media sites you intend to set up. Sample Parent Notification Letter Can be customized and incorporated into your school's communication with parents at the start of the year or other times. Cyberbullying Presentation for Administrators (Log in with your DOE username and password) Provides additional helpful information about cyberbullying and what to do to help students with online interactions.
Professional Development is available for school staff (log in with your DOE username and password).
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