Friday 30 January 2015


12 things students should never do on social media

The last thing young people want is another set of rules. But these days, social media comes with great responsibility, whether you’re just starting high school or finishing up college.

The fact is, irresponsible social media conduct could potentially ruin your education and negatively impact your career, not to mention hurt others in the process. (And we’re not just talking kids, either.) But most of those consequences are preventable, often with just a little foresight.

We’ve pinpointed 12 social media mistakes that students should avoid at all costs, because after all, it’s never as simple as “be responsible.” And it’s never as finite as “don’t friend your teacher on Facebook.” Social media circumstances are nuanced and vary by situation, school and user.

1. post illegal activities

2. bully

3. trash you teachers

4. post objectionable content from school computers or networks

5. post confidential information

6. post specific location check-ins

7. lie/cheat/plagiarize

8. threaten violence

9. ignore your school’s policies

10. unprofessional public profiles

11. never rely on privacy settings

12. post emotionally





check out the the original article from Mashable, written by Stephanie Buck

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