Negative Effects Of Social Media In School

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To start with, social media can be used to benefit schools in many different ways. As an administrator on can use social media as a means to motivate students. It is usually open for comments and responds from the audience. Sometimes people have real conversations over the internet. However, some people decide to use social media negatively by giving bad comments. The school has to respond in a way that ensures that they are responsible, transparent and professional. This essay summarizes some of the ways by which negative effects of social media can be prevented. It also addresses the steps that an administrator can take to correct the situation using technological measures. Essentially, educators sometimes post things that affect them personally…show more content…
Everyone has the freedom of opinion; therefore, if an educator wants to air their opinion they can express themselves through the school magazine. This is a channel to fully explain one 's ideas hence feel that they have accomplished their goal of communication. There are many huge platforms where people can read. Besides, taking ideas offline helps prevent escalation of criticism and negative perspective. Additionally, if one is already using social media, they can respond to negative posts by giving the commenter a point of contact where you can meet them in person and resolve the problem privately. Educators can always respond to posts calmly and suitably. This way they can help students and prevent any random posts that are aimed at provoking…show more content…
This will help ensure that the responses are kept consistent, and fellow school staff can learn how to respond too. If required, they can be used as legal cover. The records of the comments can be kept by taking screenshots of the comment and the person who posted it. When appropriate, an administrator should not delete a negative post and then use positive reply to clarify the issue. However, some posts cannot be dealt with over the internet. It requires addressing the people involved physically. In some cases, the posts on a school account may threaten some students, educators or the administration. It is important to delete posts or comment that are likely to cause immediate negative impacts. When a comment or a post escalates, it should be documented logically. One can use a spreadsheet, which shows the original comment, the person who made it, the channel used, screen captures of the comment, notification to the responsible official, response from the administration and a notification to the commenter on the measures taken to
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