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Students Social Media Guidelines

Student Social Media Guidelines

Social media and digital communication are essential parts of your world. Access to information brings tremendous advantages, but it also creates new responsibilities. The Student Social Media Guidelines and Infographics explain how you can use social media responsibly, inside and outside of school.

These guidelines:

  • offer ideas about how to create a smart digital footprint;
  • explain what to do if things go wrong; and 
  • suggest how to use social media in positive ways.

 

Social Media Infographics

These interactive online posters were created with help from many public school students and teachers. Each infographic covers one section of the Social Media Guidelines:

Other Resources

It's important for you to know your rights, as well as the guidelines you are expected to follow. The Internet Acceptable Use and Safety Policy, and the Student Bill of Rights and Discipline Code can help you understand what you can and can't do, and what happens if you get in trouble.

Learn More 

If you want to learn more about digital literacy, citizenship, and social media use, ask your school librarian or technology teacher.

If you have questions about the guidelines, please contact us at socialmedia@schools.nyc.gov.