Social Media Policy

Please read through and complete the policy agreements below.

  • Social Media Policy

  • Social Media is any form of electronic communication which allows individuals to view, comment, or discuss content. Examples are Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Instagram, Vine, blogs, chat rooms, website chat spaces, etc. All guidelines and policies are meant to be fluid and flexible due to the constantly changing landscape of internet-based technologies.
    1. All members’ public social media activity must fit within The Young Americans' Mission Statement.
      • Promote understanding and goodwill
      • Be a positive influence on the world
      • Promote positive cultural interaction
      • Use common sense when posting and sharing content
    2. Members are not permitted to use social media for the purpose of:
      • Endorsing any political, religious, criminal, or controversial content or agenda
      • Soliciting Non-Young American business ventures
    3. All members must have all social media privacy settings set to keep any public individuals who will view the current member as a representative of The Young Americans from having access to all personal social media content.
    4. Any member who wishes to communicate with individuals who will view the current member as a representative of The Young Americans must:
      • use an account which meets the standards below*
      • use only public methods of communication including public posts or public comments when communicating with persons who are considered minors or under the age of 18 years old.
    *Members who wish to create a new account in order to communicate with individuals they meet while traveling and participating in YA projects may create new social media accounts with a YA designation in the title.

    **Members who wish to give individuals who are considered minors or under the age of 18 the means to communicate with the member directly can give out [email protected] to anyone they would like. Emails sent to [email protected] will be received by the Dean of Students, and then passed on to the appropriate YA member.
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