Social Media refers to popular virtual hubs where users interact such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc. While PNC encourages students to make use of social media to enrich communication and educational discussion, there are certain limitations that need to be reviewed.
Privacy Participants are encouraged to protect personal information such as cell numbers, social security numbers, student records, credit card or payment information, information to subject non-disclosure, email addresses, etc. Adjust privacy settings when needed and publish updates only to intended audiences.
Compliance Participants are to obey the current terms of their social media platform and check for updates every six months. Comply with all general academic honesty and conduct policies concerning respect, harassment, bullying, cheating, and plagiarism, etc.
For participant sites not under AVF supervision, it is recommended that participants add the phrase: Views expressed here are my own, and do not necessarily express the views of Arise Veteran Foundation. If you identify your affiliation with AVF on the site, readers equate you with the Foundation even with the disclaimer. Take the high ground and refuse to pick a fight. Discuss ideas civilly and professionally.
Be respectful and follow the Golden Rule to treat others as you wish to be treated. If this post would not be acceptable to communicate face to face or over the phone, refrain from posting it. Refuse to harm any individual on social media including you. Refrain from ethnic slurs, obscenity, and personal insults when disagreeing and especially when addressing sensitive topics such as religion and politics. Do not post anything that could not be discussed on public forum.
Make sure to check sources for accuracy of information. Site and link sources whenever possible, get a photo release before sharing photos on a site of identifiable students, faculty, or staff where interactions may be recorded. Do not share information from someone else that would infringe on their privacy.