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Social Media Tips

Here’s a guide for you to follow when posting on social media accounts.

Remember, once you post something online, it’s there forever.

Do: Have a converstation with your parents/guardians about your social media presence. Share it with them. Most online services forbid students under the age of 13 to use their services.

Do: Once in high school...have an online presence. Show the world you mean to be a professional and know how to use the internet for positive good.Since they will be searching for you, give them something to find that will reflect positively on your personal character. This is great for college and employee applications.

Don’t: Upload anything that you wouldn’t want EVERYONE to see. When posting items online, never assume that only some of your friends, family or other specific people within your social network will have access to it. Regardless of your privacy settings, policies change, accounts are hacked and leaks do happen. Do not use offensive language. Be aware of your "likes" and what you follow.

Don't: Have "secret" accounts that you think others may not see, everything is public.

Here are a few general guidelines you should always follow when it comes to your social media activity:

• Be respectful of others’ posts, even if you don’t agree with them. 

• Personalize the posts you share with your network so they enjoy viewing your unique posts.

• Share information you think others would enjoy or find useful. 

• Don't Tell Secrets
It’s perfectly acceptable to talk about your day and have dialogue with friends, but it's not okay to publish confidential information.
Confidential information includes things such as student information, grades, or any other personal, sensitive information that would identify individuals. We must protect and respect the privacy of our students, staff, parents, and school community.

• Be mindful when posting personal information such as your location, when you’re going on vacation, etc. Do you really know everyone that well within your network that you trust him or her with that information? It’s highly doubtful. 

• Verify those you accept into your social network. You should be cautious about accepting any random “friends.” 

• Maintain the highest privacy settings, but don’t always assume they’ll work for you. 

• Check out your online presence by Googling yourself (and search for your profile while logged out of your social networks) to see what you can find. 

In general, you should avoid posting the following:

• Don't post when you are emotional, angry or very sad. Remember: The speed of being able to publish your thoughts is both a great feature and a great downfall of social media. The time to edit or reflect must be self imposed. If in doubt over a post, or if something does not feel right, either let it sit and look at it again before publishing it, or ask someone else to look at it first.

• Negative comments, posts or messages 

• Questionable or compromising photos of yourself OR others 

• Offensive jokes, photos or material 

• Overt bragging 

• Highly emotional content, like rants about personal situations or relationships 

Remember, once you post something online, it’s there forever.


Computer Tips: For school issued computers.
DO: GET INSURANCE for you LAPTOP. Most repairs are over $300 for damage.

LAPTOP INSURANCE: We recommend using WORTH AVE. GROUP INC. Insurance starts as little as $8 a month. 
Phone: 1-800-620-2885. They are available 8am – 6pm, CST, Monday – Friday.

DO: CHARGE YOUR LAPTOP in a clean, well ventilated space each night. 

DO: Consider having a computer sleeve in addition to a padded backpack.

DO: Every two weeks, wipe down your laptop with a damp cloth while it is POWERED OFF. Only use a clean cloth with water. 

DO: Use 2 hands to carry your laptop.

DO: Keep track of your charger, it is a $80 replacement cost.


DON’T: remove the protective CASE. This risks the case parts breaking and you having to pay for a replacement case. $50. Don’t use TAPE or OTHER ADHESIVES on the laptop.

DON’T: charge in backpack. Never leave your laptop on the GROUND. EVER. 

DON’T; Toss your backpack carelessly to the ground. Don’t Throw you backpack.

DON’T: Carry your laptop by the screen. 

DON’T: Play with the laptop screen, or close it really fast.

DON’T: Pull on charger plug or plug in your laptop carelessly. Pay attention to ports.