Thursday, April 13, 2017

Social Media: A Student Guide for Teachers and Parents

As students become more connected to the social web, it is important to stay informed as educators and parents. A recent research study surveying over 14,000 teachers, found that only 1 in 5 teachers use social media regularly with students. Social media can be hard to navigate. But to help teachers and parents navigate this ever-changing landscape of social media tools, here is a short introduction to a few of the most popular social media networks.

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Free social networking site that allows for registered users to create profiles, upload photos, video, send messages, and keep in touch with friends, family, and colleagues.
Safety Center: https://www.facebook.com/safety
Terms of Service: 13 years or older
Step by step guide to Facebook privacy settings: http://bit.ly/PrivacyHowTo
Parent Safety Guide:
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Free online mobile photo-sharing site that allows registered users to share pictures and videos either publicly or privately in the app, as well as through a variety of other social networking platforms.
Terms of Service: 13 years or older
Step by step guide to Instagram privacy settings: https://help.instagram.com/116024195217477/?helpref=hc_fnav
Parent Safety Guide
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Snapchat is a social media network in which registered users share images or video clips to their friends. Photos and videos can only be viewed for a limited time.  
Terms of Service: 13 years or older
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Twitter is a social networking website, which allows registered users to publish short messages that are visible to other users. These messages are known as tweets, and can only be 140 characters or less in length.
Terms of Service: 13 years or older
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Google+ is a social networking platform that requires a Google account. . Google+ is disabled for all BISD Google Student Accounts.
Terms of Service: 13 years or older
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Skype is a video chat and voice call service in which registered users video chat, transfer files, and participate in videoconferencing.
Terms of Service: 13 years or older
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YouTube is a free video sharing website that allows registered users to upload, watch, review, comment and share video content.
Terms of Service: 13 years or older
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Pinterest is an online service that allows registered users to share images and websites through social networking.
Terms of Service: 13 years or older
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Blogger is a blog service that allows registered Google users to publish, contribute, and comment on multi-user blogs with a time-stamped entry.  
Terms of Service: 13 years or older
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Xbox Live is Microsoft’s gaming community in which registered users can play games online with other registered users.
Terms of Service: 13 years or older
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PlayStation Network is an online gaming service for the PlayStation gaming console. PlayStation Network (PSN)  allows for online gaming and access to a gaming community with other registered users.

Terms of Service: 13 years or older
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Twitch is the world’s leading video game platform and community for gamers.
Terms of Service: 13 years or older

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