Here is the link to my social media guidelines geared for elementary students and staff. Providing guidelines to help young students use social media in responsible ways is a major goal of mine because it allows students and teachers to communicate, learn, and network with each other. I chose to call my document “social media guidelines” instead of a “social media policy” because I think “guidelines” is a more positive word. I want to encourage students and staff to use social media and I believe just using the word “guidelines” promotes its use. I chose guidelines for both students and staff that I believe protects all parties involved…students, staff, and employer while allowing social media use in the classroom in ways that promote active learning, engagement and creativity. I would love any feedback you can provide to help me better my document.
Thank you! Matt Smeller