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Overview: Social Media Guidelines
Saigon South International School recognizes the rights of students, faculty, and employees who want to participate in online social networking. Our guidelines are designed to create an atmosphere of good will, honesty, and individual accountability. SSIS students, faculty, staff, and administration should always keep in mind that information produced, shared, and retrieved by them is a reflection on the school community and is subject to the school’s policies. When accessing, creating, or contributing to any blogs, wikis, podcasts, or other social media for classroom or, in most cases, personal use, we expect you to keep these guidelines in mind:
Students: Social Media Guidelines
SSIS encourages students to set and maintain high ethical standards in their use of social networking. Since social media reaches audiences far beyond the community, students must use social sites responsibly and be accountable for their actions.
- In the online environment, a student must follow the SSIS Acceptable Use Policy and conduct himself online as in School.
- Social media venues are public and information can be shared beyond your control. Be conscious of what you post online as you will leave a long-lasting impression on many different audiences.
- Do not post or link anything (photos, videos, web pages, audio files, forums, groups, fan pages, etc.) to your social networking sites that you wouldn’t want friends, peers, parents, teachers, college admissions officers, or future employers to access. What you present on social networking forums represents you forever.
- If responding to someone with whom you disagree, remember to be respectful. Make sure that criticism is constructive and not hurtful. Do not use profane, obscene, or threatening language.
- Only accept social network invitations from people you know. Utilize privacy settings to control access to your network, web pages, profile, posts, blogs, wikis, podcasts, digital media, forums, groups, fan pages, etc.
- Online stalkers and identity thieves are a real threat. Never share personal information, including, but not limited to, social security numbers, phone numbers, addresses, exact birthdates, and pictures with parties you don’t know or on unsecure sites.
- Users should keep their passwords secure and never share passwords with others. If someone tampers with your blog, email, or social networking account without you knowing about it, you could be held accountable.
- Do not misrepresent yourself by using someone else’s identity.
- Cyberbullying is considered an act of harassment
- Use of SSIS logos or images on your personal social networking sites is prohibited. If you wish to promote a specific SSIS activity or event, you may do so only by means of a link to the official SSIS Facebook account.
Please also refer to the SSIS Responsible Use Policy for further guidance.