Top 10 Guidelines for Students Using Social Media 

Think Before You Post  Consider the potential consequences of your posts before sharing. Once something is online, it can be challenging to remove completely.

Protect Your Privacy  Be mindful of the information you share online. Avoid posting personal details such as your address, phone number, or financial information. 

Respect Others  Treat others with kindness and respect in your interactions online. Avoid engaging in cyberbullying or spreading rumors. 

Verify Information  Before sharing news articles or information, take a moment to verify its accuracy. Misinformation can spread quickly on social media. 

Manage Your Time  Social media can be addictive and distracting. Set limits on your usage to ensure it doesn't interfere with your studies or other responsibilities.

Be Critical  Don't believe everything you see online. Develop critical thinking skills to evaluate the credibility of sources and information. 

Understand Privacy Settings  Familiarize yourself with the privacy settings of each social media platform you use. Adjust these settings to control who can see your posts and information.

Be Mindful of Future Implications  Remember that colleges and employers may review your social media profiles. Think about how your posts could impact your future opportunities. 

Take Breaks  Social media can be overwhelming at times. It's okay to take breaks from it to focus on other aspects of your life and well-being. 

Curate Your Online Image  Your social media profiles can shape how others perceive you. Consider what impression you want to make and ensure your posts align with that image.