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Responsible use of social media

Consider the following tips

  • Personal safety - Don’t reveal information about you that could be used to steal your identity or put yourself at any risk.
  • Social media is not anonymous, and the internet remembers everything. Think carefully about posting anything which you would not want a third party such as a future employer, institution or professional body to read.
  • If you are on a course that leads to professional accreditation, make sure you also familiarise yourself with the relevant professional standards regarding the use of social media.
  • Uphold the values of the University of Leeds, professionalism, inclusiveness, integrity and community.
  • Be respectful of and protect the privacy of your fellow students and staff. Don’t share content or photographs if you do not have permission to do so.
  • Don’t share your work or ask others to share their work with you.
  • Bullying remains bullying even if it is not conducted in a public sphere. The same is true for cyber-bullying. Uphold the University policy on Dignity and Mutual Respect.
  • Consider the importance of data protection. Don’t share any publicly sensitive information on social media e.g. email addresses, telephone numbers.