12 Things Students Should Never Do on Social Media

12 Things Students Should Never Do on Social Media

  1. Post Illegal Activities
  2. Bullying
  3. Trash Your Teachers
  4. Post Objectionable Content From School Computers or Networks
  5. Post Confidential Information
  6. Overly Specific Location Check-In
  7. Lie/Cheat/Plagiarize
  8. Threaten Violence
  9. Ignore School-Specific Policies
  10. Unprofessional Public Profiles
  11. Never Rely on Privacy Settings 100% Post Emotionally

This article by Stephanie Buck for Mashable reminded me of the important role we play  iSocial_Media_Royalty_Free_Stock_Photography_-_Image__26738967n teaching students how to develop their online profile.

For me it is a matter of posing a simple question. How do you want people to see you?

Show the world that you are

  1. Naturally curious, independent and love learning.
  2. Willing to explore concepts, ideas and issues that have local and global significance.
  3. Capable of making reasoned and ethical decisions.
  4. Confident
  5. Open minded
  6. Honest and can think and act with integrity
  7. Respectful of the ideas of others.
  8. Willing to seek and evaluate a range of different points of view
  9. Willingly grow from experience
  10. Value your own culture and personal histories and are open to the perspectives, values and traditions of other cultures.
  11. Empathetic, compassionate and respect the needs and feelings of others.
  12. Open to new ideas, especially those that challenge your existing beliefs and assumptions.
  13. Articulate and can defend your beliefs using sound reasoning

When presenting your ideas online

  • Give the readers some idea why the topic interests you.
  • Be clear and concise.
  • Check spelling and grammar
  • Use credible and appropriately cited sources
  • Make sure all claims are supported / have good justification
  • Use appropriate terminology and conventions.
  • Personal opinions should be identified as such and kept to a minimum.
  • Avoid making hasty generalizations.
  • Try and use original, real life examples that reflect your own personal interest
  • Refer to friends, family members, teachers etc people by their first name only.
  • Don’t post photos of people with their name alongside

My students blog Chemical Paradigms shows that they have ‘nailed it’

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