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Talking about Facebook with students

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Started by Jane Armstrong Bos 15 Mar 2012 5:09pm () Replies (10)
Kia ora,

Sharing a question that came through on the Wire from Annemarie Hyde - can you help:
"I want your best ideas for talking about Facebook to intermediate age students!"

Can you help? Put your answer in this thread, as well as any other questions you have about Digital citizenship and Facebook with students.


  • Deidre Senior (View all users posts) 16 Mar 2012 10:27am ()

    The other thing that we do as an Intermediate is to have our own school Facebook page to model the use of FB in a positive way.  This is of course targetted at parents but invariably there are always students who end up 'Liking' it too!  Not only does it model positive behaviour it is another way to celebrate things happening in our school and keeps our community informed.  (It worked particularly well on our Snow Days last year when were able to communicate decisions about the school being closed or late starts the following day.)  Oamaru Intermediate's Facebook Page

    I wasn't at L@S to hear Brett Lee's keynote, but two years ago I did exactly that - I had some 'very cute' photos of students from our school that I had been able to get off FB. I also used a photo editing programme to add some bits to their faces etc. It really made them aware of the dangers of not understanding security settings and what people might do with these photos.  I was able to check many of these students profiles later in the day - they must have gone home straight away and sorted their settings as I couldn't access any of the photos I had the previous day.

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