• A new guide is promoting a need for educators to be familiar with Facebook

    • Aims to teach school counselors how to use Facebook and teach students best practices on the social network

    • Four suggested actions: helping develop school policies, responding to online incidents, detecting at-risk behavior on Facebook, and dealing with how students represent themselves on the platform.

    • Offenses that were once seen primarily on school grounds, such as bullying, are becoming more digital

    • "Counselors can teach students how to identify bullying and how to report it, and provide a clear outline of steps that will be taken after a report is made,"

    • What students put on a social media platform may be reviewed by college admissions officials

    • "As a school counselor, you are in a unique position to work with students and help them understand the long-term positive or negative impact their online reputations will have"

Posted from Diigo.