We Need to Teach Online Safety and Etiquette

This is a great infographic that I plan on sharing with my students this week.

I like how it encourages parents and teachers to join Facebook. I really think we need to be using the same sites and teaching responsible posting and netiquette. It’s pretty hard to do that if we don’t partake in social media.

I tried to create a professional presence on Facebook this year to keep in touch with parents and students. Unfortunately, I learned about the pitfalls of social media and had to cancel my account. It is something that I would like to try again. I am sure it can work with a better foundation, support from the school’s administration, and proper education all around. That being said, I think I am going to wait a year or so to try again.

I like how the graphic encourages us to speak up and do something when bullying happens. Tell – Unfriend – Block – Report. Good advice.

Even further, I think we need to teach our students the dangers of sharing too much online. Certain things are better left untyped.

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