This information was put together by Kathy Sebolt of the Roanoke Valley Governor's School.

When it comes to social media, students need to understand:

They each have a digital footprint

This information can be searched, copied, and passed on

They can take control of how they are perceived online

Cruelty can escalate quickly online because people are often anonymous

Posts spread quickly

Everything posted about them online can become part of a permanent, public online presence

Information they post about themselves online can have lasting personal and academic consequences

Behaving responsibly online is essential for safety, security, relationships, and producing high-quality academic work

By keeping certain information private online, they can protect their reputations, safety, and security

Think before you post:

Think about whether a parent or relative would be proud or concerned by the content of their posts

Consider whether a post will be hurtful or helpful, embarrassing or promising, or could positively or negatively affect a future opportunity

Bottom Line:

Think before you act and do what you are supposed to do.  If you wouldn't want your parent, grandparent or future employer to see it, don't do it!

Here is RCPS' Social Media Policy:

Facebook
This is the OFFICIAL Roanoke City Public Schools' Facebook page for all past, present, and future students; teachers; friends; business partners; and others who support the mission and vision of our school district to share information about the district. We welcome comments, including constructive criticism. We will do our best to respond to inquiries in a timely manner. Endorsements and personal or company promotions are not permitted. By using or accessing the Roanoke City Public Schools Facebook page, you agree to comply with Facebook’s Terms and Conditions, We will delete any content that is a violation of these terms or is contrary to our organization’s values. Personal attacks, vulgarity, profanity, sexism, or racism will not be tolerated and will be deleted immediately. Comments not related to the original post may also be deleted. We deserve the right to take action against any user for comments that violate our Terms of Use. By accessing, affiliating with, or commenting on this page, your identity may be visible to third parties not affiliated with Roanoke City Public Schools. In addition, third parties may be able to access your profile and personal information. Roanoke City Public Schools is not responsible for access to your identity, profile, or personal information by third parties. It is the express responsibility of the user, or his/her parent or guardian, to protect the user’s identity, profile, and personal information.


Twitter
@Roanoke Schools (www.Twitter.com/RoanokeSchools ) is the OFFICIAL Roanoke City Public Schools all past, present, and future students; teachers; friends; business partners; and others who support the mission and vision of our school district to share information about the district. We welcome comments, including constructive criticism. We will do our best to respond to inquiries in a timely manner. Endorsements and personal or company promotions are not permitted. By using or accessing the Roanoke City Public Schools Twitter page, you agree to comply with Twitter’s Terms and Conditions, We will delete any content that is a violation of these terms or is contrary to our organization’s values. Personal attacks, vulgarity, profanity, sexism, or racism will not be tolerated and will be deleted immediately. Comments not related to the original post may also be deleted.  We deserve the right to take action against any user for comments that violate our Terms of Use. By accessing, affiliating with, or commenting on this page, your identity may be visible to third parties not affiliated with Roanoke City Public Schools. In addition, third parties may be able to access your profile and personal information. Roanoke City Public Schools is not responsible for access to your identity, profile, or personal information by third parties. It is the express responsibility of the user, or his/her parent or guardian, to protect the user’s identity, profile, and personal information.






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