Social Media and Internet Safety
The Federal Bureau of Investigation has a lot of Cyber Tips for staying safe online. Click here to visit their website.
The StaySafeOnline.org website is powered by the National Cyber Security Alliance and has a lot of great resources for parents, students, and teachers.
The following video is Privacy Tips for Teens posted by StaySafeOnline.
This video, posted by the U.S. Department of Education is Student Privacy 101: FERPA for Parents and Students
The OTIS Department and CIPA have had a number of staff inquire about the possibility of utilizing social media to increase communications within the classroom. We know that blocking social media on the PPS network has caused some consternation for educators and we are committed to stepping out of the way to provide access to social media tools that make sense for your classroom. We welcome you to make use of these effective communications tools, and we’d like to help you successfully implement their use in your classroom with the following tools.
There are, of course, concerns around use of social media with students but District leaders feel the benefits far outweigh the potential risks. To be sure we're all on the same page about social media, please take a moment to review a few documents.
1) The District Acceptable Use Policy. This policy is a District Administrative Directive you agreed to when you were hired. It is revised when necessary and the latest version is always on the Board Directives page. We encourage you to review it as new sections on Internet Safety have been added.
2) The District Social Media Guideline (Coming soon!). This guideline will help educators, principals and central office staff understand the suggested uses for social media as well as some Best Practices advice.