Social media is an effective tool to connect and engage with students, parents, staff and the community. The use of social media is voluntary and accounts do not require Board or School consent; however, students, School Council representatives and staff should inform their principal when creating an account on behalf of a school or group within the school.
Considerations and best practices for students, School Council chairs and staff who administer social media accounts on behalf of a student group, a School Council, or an official school/board site are outlined below.
A personal account for staff, whether the individual identifies place of work or not, is considered public; staff must always consider their professional standards of practice. Board or school personnel may address an individual's choice of content that contradicts the Board's missions, vision and values.
Grand Erie advises that everyone should refer to the Code of Digital Citizenship for online conduct and behaviour.