|Professionalism and Social Media||
ACTIVITY ID: 20576
Smartphones and social media websites such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest have become a way of life for many of us. This technology has also made its way into early-childhood programs. Read the article, “Smartphones and Social Media: Ethical Implications for Educators,” at https://www.naeyc.org/system/files/YC0315_Focus_on_Ethics.pdf. After reading this article, reflect on the questions below.
- What is your policy on the use of smartphones and social media sites in your family child care setting? Is your policy clearly written in the handbook for families?
- What issues of confidentiality might arise with the use of social media that involve the children and families you serve?
- What role does professionalism play in the use of social media in your role as a family child care provider?
- How do you communicate with the children’s families about your policy on the use of social media?