Ethics and Social Media: Professional Considerations for the School Psychologist
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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.
KeywordsSocial Media Ethics
Compliance with Ethical Standards
Conflict of Interest
The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.
This article does not contain any studies with human participants or animals performed by any of the authors.
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