Guidelines for Use of Keystone AEA Web Tools - Keystone Area Education Agency
Guidelines for Use of Keystone AEA Web Tools - Keystone Area Education Agency

Guidelines for Use of Keystone AEA Web Tools

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Keystone AEA utilizes a variety of communication and social networking tools that allow users to provide feedback to us, interact with each other and post content and materials for display. We consider it a 'must' to have posting rules or guidelines on our Facebook page, Facebook groups, blogs, and other social media.

These areas are places for teaching, mentoring, helping, networking, and yes, disagreeing. Differences of opinion are healthy; however, if you disagree with someone else's viewpoint, be as objective as possible when replying.

Keystone AEA Posting Guidelines
Keystone AEA’s Facebook page, group(s) and other social media are places for you to share stories and receive information. Keystone AEA is not responsible for the accuracy of information, opinions, claims or advice shared by posters. We encourage collaboration, but please respect the community and its members.

The agency retains the right to remove any content that management feels are offensive or that do not positively reflect the highest standards in education and of the agency.

Understand that Keystone AEA reserves the right to remove postings that are:

(a) abusive, defamatory, or obscene;
(b) fraudulent, deceptive or misleading;
(c) in violation of any intellectual property right of another;
(d) in violation of any law or regulation, or
(e) otherwise offensive, graphically or in tone.

Anyone repeatedly posting material that falls into the above categories will be banned from participating.

Posting a Message or Comment

  • With respect to your message or comment, be concise and stay on topic.
  • Please refrain from posting personal messages. If you wish to discuss something off-topic with another contributor, obtain their email and continue your discussion outside the forum.
  • Pick the right forum for your message. Don't post the same message on more than one forum.
  • Personal attacks are not permitted.
  • Foul language and obscene images will not be posted. This is a family-friendly site.
  • When in doubt, do not post.

Photograph or Videos
Photographs or videos of students without written permission from the students’ parent/guardian should not be used or posted in any Web content. Permissions must be documented on standard agency forms, which can be obtained and submitted to Julie Tschirgi.  Obscene images and videos will not be posted.

Copyrighted Material
Copyrighted photographs, videos or text must not be used on blogs, wikis, or social media. As tempting and stimulating to a discussion as it might be, it is a violation of United States copyright law to cut and paste copyrighted material from other publications into your discussion or comment unless you have obtained advanced written permission to do so. If you wish to reference materials that are available on the Web, copy the link(s) and include the link(s) in your message or comment. Limited quotations (a paragraph or less) of published works may be included as citations, but complete attribution to the author, publisher, etc. must be included.

These tools are intended for the exchange of ideas, not self-promotion and marketing (also known as "spam") of products and services. If you are aware of an independent product or service that would assist another member, it is appropriate to make that product or service known.

Commercial content as either a direct or indirect attempt to solicit customers through a post will be edited or deleted. Keystone AEA reserves the right to include limited commercial content in the forum at its sole discretion. Classified advertising is NOT permitted.

Opinion and Professional Advice
Opinions expressed do not necessarily represent those of Keystone AEA. Likewise, materials and comments posted are not intended to be legal advice. Readers should always seek competent counsel prior to relying on any information posted herein.

Questions, comments or suggestions should be directed to Julie Tschirgi.

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