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Contemporary School Psychology

, Volume 23, Issue 4, pp 351–356 | Cite as

Ethics and Social Media: Professional Considerations for the School Psychologist

  • Elena Lilles DiamondEmail author
  • Angela Whalen
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Abstract

Given the widespread use of social media by school psychologists and the clients they serve, it is essential that school psychologists are knowledgeable about the potential benefits and risks associated with its use. Social media offers a powerful tool to improve practice in many ways, such as supporting professional collaboration, enhancing communication, and innovating treatment strategies. However, if not used carefully, practitioners’ engagement with social media may inadvertently result in ethical missteps or diminished professional effectiveness. This article outlines major ethical considerations related to the personal and professional use of social media by school psychologists. Implications for school psychology training and practice are described.

Keywords

Social Media Ethics 

Notes

Compliance with Ethical Standards

Conflict of Interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

Ethical Approval

This article does not contain any studies with human participants or animals performed by any of the authors.

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© California Association of School Psychologists 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Graduate School of Education and Counseling, School Psychology ProgramLewis & Clark CollegePortlandUSA
  2. 2.HEDCO EducationUniversity of OregonEugeneUSA

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