Online presence requiring a partnership between students, parents, and school
The process of teaching young men about the importance of their online presence requires a strong partnership between students, parents, and Jesuit High School. As a representative of Jesuit High School, all students must be diligent in maintaining a positive online identity. We would like to take a moment to share some resources with you that have been shared with your son to help you in guiding him to maintain a positive online identity.
Please review the Digital Citizenship Policy in the Student Parent Handbook
Digital Citizenship covers rights and responsibilities, privacy and security, ethics and morality, access, creative credit, and more.
We ask all students to “T.H.I.N.K.” before posting on social media
Remember that your online presence is used to drive decisions in important life moments such as job hiring and school applications. Learn more from the full blog post, T.H.I.N.K. Before You Post — Technology Pursuit
T: Is it true?
Only post information that you are 100% confident is true. If you’re unsure–don’t post it.
H: Is it helpful?
Will your post be helpful or beneficial to your audience? Or will your post generate feedback that will be helpful to you? If the answers to these questions are “no,” reconsider posting that message.
I: Is it inspiring?
Not all posts are meant to be inspiring or encouraging, but this is also a reminder not to use social media as an outlet to complain or discourage others. Is the purpose of your post only to vent? Then rethink that post.
N: Is it necessary?
Your post may not be urgent or vitally important, but will others benefit from this information? Are you passing on news that others should know? If so, then post it! But if you’re sharing personal information or hearsay that others don’t need to see, don’t post it.
K: Is it kind?
Double-check the message one last time. Could someone interpret the post as hurtful or derogatory? Remember that sarcasm is hard to interpret online, so what may be obvious to you may not be so clear to others.
When you T.H.I.N.K. before you post on social media, you’ll not only avoid conflicts and problems, but you’ll also establish a stellar digital footprint that will create more opportunities for you when applying for college and employment. When employers and college recruiters see a profile filled with posts that are true, helpful, inspiring, necessary, and kind, you’re more likely to get that job or college acceptance letter.