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 There are multiple social media sites that our students participate in.  Here are a few examples of those most used and what they are used for. If you have any questions about a social media network please contact Mrs.McKone, School Counselor - kmckone@edgewaterparksd.org

 

All sites are accessed with an email/username and password. 

 

KIK: An App used to chat with others similar to a text message. A username is used for all those in the KIK app, not real names, and there is no age verification. You are not able to tell if you are speaking with a 10 year old or a 40 year old. The chats are also erased when a person/students logs out, leaving no evidence of the conversation.

 

 FACEBOOK: Used to post picture, videos, personal status, and create groups or events. Page can be made private, although if it is not, all personal information is available to anyone else on Facebook around the world. A student with FB will receive "Friend Requests," students should only allow people they know to see their page. I encourage all students with FB to keep all information private and be responsible when sharing.  

 

TWITTER: Much like FB you can post pictures, videos, and post a status (only 120 characters allowed on Twitter, FB is unlimited). Twitter is very quick, with people posting very often and all day long. A Twitter account has "Followers" and you can choose who follows you. Students are encouraged to only allow "Followers" that they know, and "Tweet" responsibly and appropriately.

 

 INSTAGRAM: This is extremely popular with middle school and younger students. Instagram is a forum to post pictures and have others "like" or comment on them. Instagram can also be made to be private through the Settings. When Instagram is not set to private, millions of people can see students pictures. 

 

SNAPCHAT: Snapchat is a mobile app that allows users to send and receive "self-destructing" photos and videos. Photos and videos taken with the app are called Snaps. Photos disappear after 1-10 seconds, althought can be saved using "screen shot."