With the prevalence of Facebook as one of the dominant social networks among young users, and the growing public awareness of issues like cyberbullying, online privacy, and digital literacy, the American School Counselor Association has combined with iKeepSafe, an Internet safety advocacy group, to publish a guide to help school counselors make sense of the platform and its on-campus impact.
Now, don't be fooled. "Facebook for School Counselors" is not actually a social media site (as at least one Digital Education blogger first believed.) But it is available for download, and it does offer tips for counselor actions in four areas:
1. Developing school policies.
2. Responding to online incidents that impact the school climate.
3. Helping the community define dangerous behavior on Facebook.
4. Educating students and staff about digital literacy.
(Ian Quillen at Education Week)