Social Media Policy

As members of the ESA community using the internet and social media, we are expected to:

  • Follow the same guidelines for respectful, responsible behavior online that we are expected to follow offline.
  • Be an upstander and alert staff if we see threatening/bullying, inappropriate, or harmful content (images, messages, posts) online.
  • Encourage positive, constructive use of social media.
  • Be responsible for our own behavior when using social media and held accountable for the content of our social media use.

No member of the ESA community should ever:

  • Use social media in a way that could be personally or physically harmful to oneself or others.
  • Engage in cyberbullying, harassment, or disrespectful conduct toward others–staff or students.

Cyberbullying

Cyberbullying will not be tolerated. Harassing, dissing, insulting, name calling, impersonating, outing, embarrassing, tricking, “throwing subs” and cyberstalking are all examples of cyberbullying. Sending emails or posting comments with the intent of scaring, hurting, shaming, threatening or intimidating someone else is cyberbullying. Engaging in these behaviors, or any online activities intended to harm (physically or emotionally) another person or group, will result in disciplinary action.