Points and Highlights from Social Media
Intro to Social Media
Media encompasses hundreds of different types of sites, the main point of which
is to share (different sites focus on sharing different things, ex. Flickr is
for sharing photos) with a large/small audience or group.
Media sites require users to accept ‘friend’ status with other users before
they can share, or for users to subscribe to newsfeeds.
is quite easy, and only requires basic user information and an e-mail address.
Logic and Concerns
students have posted some inappropriate comments, and an increased parental
presence would likely encourage respectful and responsible behavior.
Media is a part of our student’s lives and it transcends the school/home
border. As a school, we are limited in
how we can handle external issues on Social Media sites. A partnership between the school and parents
is the best approach
will have different expectations and views, but it’s important to open up
communication between parents. Several
parents feel trapped because the students know more about the system. A FaceBook group for parents will allow us to
ask for help and feedback around issues.
created FaceBook accounts and we reviewed security settings. Please view this video review of FaceBook security
were also encouraged to send a ‘friend’ request to their children. Some students may refuse to be ‘friends’ with
their parents and this can be a family discussion. If you experience resistance from your child,
consider asking for advice on the Westmount Parent Group
also established the Westmount
Parent Group. This group can serve
as a communication hub for parents concerned about online interactions by their
students. Mr. Ferg is also a member of
this group, and will contribute as needed.
Please click on the above link, and apply to join..