Responsible Use of Social Media

Monterey County Office of Education

Leadership, Support and Service to Prepare All Students for Success

Dr. Deneen Guss, County Superintendent of Schools

Responsible Use of Social Media

Feel like it is hard to keep up with all this social media? You are not alone! Often the social media our children use change daily as new sites and applications are created and come in and out of fashion. Sometimes it feels like our kids are way more advanced with today's technology than we are; however, that means they need us to monitor and be aware now more than ever.

Responsible Use of Social Media Poster

Check out the links below for some great social media tips and guidelines to use with your child/student.

Students – look below for ways you can help delete negativity on social media!

For Parents and Schools

What is Cyberbullying and How Can I Help My Child/Student?

Social Media Apps/Sites Explained:

CommonSense Media’s Family Toolbox

For Students

Digital Passports

Students in grades 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12 can earn their “Digital Passport” and learn to socialize online responsibly through Common Sense Media’s Digital Passport, Compass, and Bytes programs


Students can help delete negativity on social media with the following tips:

  • Post Positively
    Lead by example. Only post messages and statuses that will make a positive impact on your followers and friends. Become the “Positive Warrior” on your own Feed.

  • Respectfully Comment, Then Report Anything Inappropriate
    Inappropriate content that is harmful to yourself or others should be reported. Remember to fight the negative with the positive.

  • Block Inappropriate People
    Report and block users that post harmful content that affects yourself or others. Especially if the person is constantly posting negative content.

  • Inform Students & Adults.
    Make sure other people know if you see negativity online and inform students, staff members, and families about #iCANHELP. Teach them how they can promote positivity on and offline.

  • Follow #iCANHELP on their social media sites and get ideas of how you can make a difference.

Learn more about MCOE's own Social Media policies and procedures. For questions or comments on social media safety, please contact Communications and Public Relations Officer, Esme Owen at or 831.784.4245


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