Unit 3 Task


Question: Find and share a resource to support teaching students in secondary years about security in apps. Include a brief description.

Answer: below is an useful articles that gives essential advices on “Protecting Student Privacy on Social Media, especially on Facebook: Do’s and Don’ts for Teachers”. More access Protecting Student Privacy on Social Media: Do’s and Don’ts for Teachers | Common Sense Education.

In fact, Facebook is one of most popular social media app in my country and 80% of young population are using it. It is part of their life and the teenager like secondary students spend over and over hour a day using it. Facebook and social apps contain both advantages and disadvantages/risk in cyber security and internet safety for students. Hence, students definitely “need teachers who model pro-social, creative, and responsible social media use”. Below are brief of highlight do and don’t from the author and worthy for us to learn from

  • DO: Locate and review your school or district’s social media guidelines.
  • DO: Use parental consent/opt-out forms.
  • DON’T: Start using social media in your classroom if there are no guidelines or consent forms.
  • DO: Consider creating a separate account for professional use.
  • DO: Review the privacy settings on any personal social media accounts.
  • DO: Use photo-editing tools on your phone or tablet.DO: Explain to students how you’ll be using social media.
  • DO: Walk around your classroom and look for any visible student or class information.
  • DO: Take an inventory of your digital files and folders.
  • DON’T: Share students’ faces or names without explicit, parental consent.
  • DO: Be mindful of how your posts commercialize your classroom.
  • DO: Look out for name tags and jerseys.
  • DON’T: Make any grades, any assessment, or any part of a student’s educational record public.
  • DON’T: Forget that handwriting is personally identifiable information.
  • DO: Closely review any picture you share before posting.
  • DON’T: Use students’ names when naming files.
  • DO: Turn off location services for your phone when taking pictures.
  • DO: Use a classroom-only tool such as an LMS to share safely, and build your classroom’s digital citizenship skills.


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