SOCIAL MEDIA ETIQUETTE
Things Students Should Never Do on Social Media
- Post illegal activities.
- Post media promoting bullying.
- Trash your teachers or current employers.
- Inappropriate or obscene profile pictures.
- Post emotionally charged, distressing rants about love or life using obscene language or details.
- Post inappropriate media while at the work place.
- If you do not want to sensor your social media platforms, then make all accounts private and have appropriate profile pictures. Keep in mind the internet keeps record of all previous posts, so we recommend being professional.
Essential Steps to Safeguard your Social Media
- Get rid of any negative posts and pictures, both those you've posted and the ones you're tagged in. Coaches, employers, and deans do judge you by the company you keep.
- Remember that the internet is one big public record. Keep in mind, “Do I really want to post this?”
- Set up a Google alert for your name so that when a picture that’s been tagged or any mention of your name comes up on Google, you know first. For athletes, know that many NCAA sports teams are doing this as well.
- Never fully rely on privacy settings… use good judgement!
- Give social media a rest… do not post every minute of your day!
- Use Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, Pinterest, Instagram, and Linked In to follow your favorite organizations and gain valuable information on their companies.
- Use a professional photo as your profile picture when job searching.