This post contains the information presented to our Year 10’s 11’s and 12’s in year meetings. The content was well received and will be revisited regularly to try and keep it up to date.
– to look at social media and online presence. (and offline activity as well!)
– to make sure everyone “is on the same page” in relation to awareness of responsibilities
– to help a little with recommended FaceBook profile setup
– to focus on importance of digital presence (digital resume)
– tips on how to manage, clean-up and build your digital presence
NOTE: More facebook content at the bottom of the post!
The Presentation: full presenter notes available if you open and download from Scribd
Some Further Specifics in relation to FaceBook:
A very high percentage of people today use Facebook. This post is not about how Facebook can be used in education, it is about Facebook settings, setup and responsibilities.
There is no doubt that Facebook “amplifies” a whole lot of things positive and negative, we need to be aware of how it is setup and what our responsibilities are.
Good Basic Rules for life (and hence for Facebook!):
- If you would not be happy with anyone seeing what you doing then think again.
- Use “common sense” and put thought into what you are doing.
- Think of how you would feel if what you were doing was done to you.
Super Important Points “The Non-Negotiables”:
- Think of any content as public and permanent: Others may view, forward on and/or misuse your content. Your audience is bigger than you think. Don’t embarrass yourself or wreck your profile.
- “Liking” a page or group means you agree with that content.
- Don’t post photo’s, or tag others, if you think they could be unhappy with it.
- Using the Internet to bully/harass is a criminal offence. The school has zero tolerance for bullying in school-time or outside of school-time.
- Having sexually inappropriate pictures of minors can see charges being laid as for an adult.
- Your password security is your responsibility. Don’t share passwords with others.
- Your Internet use is traceable. Tracking a digital trail is possible where required.
Privacy Settings and Permissions: Be aware of your settings!!!
The default settings are very public and should be reviewed. Having a largely public profile is unwise, particularly as a minor. Go to “privacy settings” then select “Edit My Profile” or “Editing your timeline info” in the top paragraph.
Click here for a diagram of: our recommended privacy settings