Social Media Usage

#NotSoFast!

Do you believe that you have a First Amendment right to post anything you want on your Facebook, Twitter, or other social media pages? Have you posted student pictures, party pictures, or rants about parents, students, co-workers, or administration?

If so, stop!

Here’s why: Educator free speech rights are fairly limited—your speech is only protected if you are speaking as a citizen on a “matter of public concern” and the speech does not disrupt the school environment. In the classroom, your First Amendment rights are even further limited because there you are speaking on behalf of your employer. Play it safe—don’t deviate from your curriculum and don’t discuss or espouse your personal, religious, or political views.

Educators should be extremely cautious in all online activities. One way to make online work-related connections is to look for sites devoted to your specific professional interests.

For personal pages, such as on Facebook, educators should stick to the Mom Rule—if Mom has a problem with your post, so do you.

Events

MSEA Virtual Educator Appreciation Day

June 6, 2020 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Summer Leadership Conference

July 14, 2020 - 10:00am to July 15, 2020 - 4:00pm

MSEA Convention

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2019 MSEA NEW BUSINESS ITEMS: FIRST QUARTER REPORT

Click here for the first quarter status report of the 2019 MSEA new business items passed at the 2019 MSEA RA.