Social Media is a powerful and effective tool for keeping people connected, and the school respects the rights of parents to engage in free and open communication of their personal information through the individual use of weblogs, Internet diaries, social network sites like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, YouTube, Vimeo, and other forms of online discourse (“Personal Online Activities”).
However, when these Personal Online Activities contain content that could be detrimental to the school, its faculty, or its students, they become an appropriate focus of the School’s policy. Parents are personally responsible for the content of their Personal Online Activities, and the following guidelines should be followed:
- The content of Personal Online Activities may not contain:
- any reference to confidential or privileged information or activities of school students or their families, whether by name or implication;
- any reference to confidential school information;
- any reference to school students, faculty, staff, administrators, or trustees whether by name or implication, that would in any manner defame such individual;
- any reference to confidential or privileged information or activities of school faculty, staff, administrators, or trustees; or
- any material that in the sole discretion of the school is considered obscene, defamatory, threatening, harassing, illegal, or abusive to any person or entity associated with the school.
- When posting classroom photos, please be respectful of the fact that other parents may not want their child’s photograph posted to your social media site(s). Do not post photos of your child’s classmates without their permission.
- Remember to THINK before you post anything pertaining to North Star Academy students:T -Is it true?
H -Is it helpful?
I -Is it inspiring?
N -Is it necessary?
K -Is it kind?