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WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation

How to Create Social Media Guidelines for Your School

What would happen if social media were seen as a powerful tool rather than a threat to student learning? Schools and districts around the country are starting to put social media policies and guidelines in place to support this learning while taking appropriate precautions against misuse.

Download this guide for the seven steps -- and a roundup of valuable resources -- you need to help safely bring social media into your school or classroom.

Produced in collaboration with Facebook.

What's Inside the PDF?

There is no silver bullet for administrators; every school, district, and state has a different set of circumstances. With that in mind, here are some steps that will help you determine the best approach for your own community.

  1. Examine Your School Culture
  2. Organize a Team
  3. Research Phase
  4. Draft Your Document and Incorporate Feedback
  5. Make Sure the School Attorney and School Board See the Draft
  6. Introduction to the School Community
  7. Review Periodically


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