As an organization with a commitment to quality of education and the safety of our students, as well as the preservation of our outstanding reputation as a school, the standards for appropriate online communication are equally as high. It is important that student athletes recognize the power of public media domains and the potentially negative image that they can portray about other student athletes, coaches, the athletic program and the school district. While we respect the right of student athletes to utilize the variety of social media options available (Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, blogs, etc.), we ask that the following guidelines be met by our student athletes at all times.
- Refrain from posting material, including pictures, that is threatening, harassing, illegal, obscene, defamatory, slanderous, promoting illegal activities or hostility towards any individual or entity.
- Refrain from posting email addresses or other confidential information of students, faculty or any other person other than yourself. If you choose to post your own contact information for any reason, please be aware that the information will be available to the public and is, therefore, subject to misuse.
- Be aware that college recruiters or future employers are starting to access information placed online on social networking sites. The information you post is considered public information. Protect yourself by maintaining a self-image that you can be proud of years from now.
Any inappropriate activity that is in violation of the above guidelines, including first time offenses, is subject to investigation by the school district as well as civil authorities and can be disciplined under the code of conduct.