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Policy FGAE - Student Social Media Use

Policy FGAE - Student Social Media Use (PDF)

Issue Date: 8/21/2019

  1. “Social media” is defined as any form of online publication or presence that allows Interactive communication. This includes, but is not limited to, Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, Youtube, Instagram, online chat rooms, blogs, or other internet websites/forums.
  1. Improper social media use is anything that substantially disrupts or interferes with a safe learning environment at school, normal school operations or approved school activities. Examples of improper social media use include, but is not limited to:
  1.         Cyberbullying and harassment in all forms;
  2.         Posting/tweeting lewd, or sexually explicit content;
  3.         Promoting illegal activities (alcohol, illegal drugs, etc.);
  4.         Posting/tweeting profane or discriminatory language/content;
  5.         Posting/tweeting violent threats; 
  6.         Posting/tweeting defamatory information; or
  7.         Re-posting/re-tweeting any or all of the above.
  1. The District encourages critical thinking, effective communication skills, and civic involvement. Accordingly, this policy should not be interpreted to prevent students from expressing their political, religious, or social views on social media. 

Johnson v. Cache Cty. Sch. Dist., 323 F. Supp. 3d 1301 (D. Utah 2018)

Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Community School Dist., 393 U.S. 503, 89 S. Ct. 733 (1969)