Parents and Families

Families, Students and Social Media

Families today have a new role: helping children behave safely and responsibly when they're using social media. The Student Social Media Guidelines, and the corresponding information graphics (Infographics, linked below), focus on five areas:

The New York City Department of Education (DOE) collaborated with parents and teachers to create the Parent and Family Guide to the Student Social Media Guidelines. This guide will help you bring these concepts into conversations at home.
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Other Resources

Understanding Social Media is a brochure that gives an overview of social media and digital citizenship.
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It’s important to know your rights, as well as the guidelines that students are expected to follow. The Internet Acceptable Use and Safety Policy (IAUSP) provides additional information on appropriate internet use at the DOE.

The Student Bill of Rights and Discipline Code can help you if you have questions or concerns about discipline or your child's rights.

The Parent Bill of Rights tells you what you can expect from your child’s school and what is expected of you.

Learn More

If you are interested in having your school host a parent workshop about the Social Media Guidelines, contact your school's parent coordinator. 

If you have questions about the guidelines, please contact us at