The Southern Cross : August 2012
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St Mary's College acting principal Lorna Starrs said the R-12 College earlier this year launched a Digital Citizenship Policy signed by all staff which outlined expected online behaviours, including the use of social media. The staff policy accompanies a similar policy already in place for students. The staff policy states all educators' personal and professional use of social media sites must "not place staff of the College in disrepute" and "current students should never be included in...social, personal or private media networking activity", including past students with siblings still at the school. "I think it's very important to have these guiding principles because the new wave of teachers and students has really grown up in the digital age where it's normal to live in a social media world," said Ms Starrs. Rostrevor College is drafting a code of ethics for its staff, which will include social media use guidelines. "We don't want staff befriending students on Facebook," said Rostrevor College principal Simon Dash. "There is no need," he said. "All students and staff are able to communicate via our email system and all teachers are able to set up 'virtual classrooms' for other information distribution." Rostrevor College also has a code of practice for student operation of College- owned iPads which sets out unacceptable uses, including "involvement in or accessing external social network sites eg: Facebook, Twitter". A spokeswoman for the Department of Education said a Social Media Policy and Operational Guidelines due for immediate release would soon assist public school and departmental staff manage inquiries from parents and students on the use of social media. Catholic Education South Australia director Dr Paul Sharkey acknowledged there were safety and wellbeing issues associated with social media sites, but he said that when used correctly social media could help school communities deepen learning outcomes for students. "We need to learn how to use these sites to help students with their learning and social development," he said. Continued on page 18 By Rebecca DiGirolamo Facebook warning FACE TO FACE (L-R) Adelaide teenagers Natasha and Holly agree teachers and students should avoid a Facebook friendship. Photo: Nat Rogers.