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How to Create Social Media Guidelines for Your School - Research Phase

    Produced in collaboration with Facebook.

    3. Research Phase

    Your team should begin by evaluating the current policies that are already in place in your school or district. Many districts already have policies in place that cover the acceptable use basics -- so they only need to add guidelines to help crystallize learning opportunities. Because the social media landscape changes quickly, this is often the best approach.

    Next, the team will want to examine the social media policies and/or guidelines from other institutions. You will want to involve your school attorney in the draft process to make sure that you are within your current local and state policies.

    Questions for Reflection
    • Which policies or guidelines would make sense for you to adapt?
    • How should you use the feedbac from your community to shape your decision making?


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