Back in the spring I wrote about my school’s work trying to add a line about responsible use of social networking in our AUP. We had some great conversations with our faculty, students, and administrative team and ended up with the following statement:
I will maintain common, face-to-face social conventions and boundaries to avoid circumstances which are or could be perceived as inappropriate while using social networking, blogs, or any other interactive websites.
In this statement, we didn’t ban Social Network sites but warned against their inappropriate use. In our student and faculty/staff handbooks we define the social norms we expect from community members.
So not perfect, but a good start. Thanks to all that commented on my original post. I am always amazed at how quickly the experts in this field find and comment on posts like this one.
Let’s keep this conversation going. What does your AUP state about social networking?