Ethical issues: social media
Social media continues to cause issues for both educators and students. As educators, we must refrain from any activities that may reduce our effectiveness in the classroom. Before posting, liking, or retweeting online, use this checklist as a guide to determine the nature of the content or comment. This is a helpful tool for students as well.
Educators should also evaluate the risks involved with the following activities:
- Accepting friend requests from students
- Posting grievances about the school/district
- Complaining about a difficult day
- Liking or retweeting controversial posts
There is no such thing as privacy online, even with the most stringent settings enabled. Instead of posting - think of it as publishing.
Story from the Iowa Board of Educational Examiners.