Social Media Community Standards

Stokes County Schools strives to make our online platforms safe and effective for all ages. Our pages provide information of publicinterest to students, parents, and other residents of Stokes County. We encourage community members to engage with us, share thoughts and questions, share our posts with their networks, and comment on our posts regarding the posted topics.

Staff, students, parents, community members, and visitors are encouraged to:
• Use good judgement in commenting and sharing information
• Be respectful and supportive of others
• Be a positive role model for students
• Be mindful that children use our social media websites
 
Stokes County Schools considers its social media platforms to be moderated and limited public
forums . As a result, SCS reserves the right to remove comments that are clearly off-topic and
inappropriate, including:
• Profane or obscene language or content
• Content that promotes, fosters, or perpetuates prejudice or discrimination against protected classes
• Sexually harassing, lewd, bullying, harassing, or discriminatory content
• Conduct or encouragement of violence, criminal activity, or truancy (please note that threats made against school property is a Class H
felony under state law and persons who communicate threats will be reported to law enforcement)
• Spam or comments that include links to external online sites
• Commercial solicitations or advertisements including promotion or endorsement
• Promotions of particular services, products, or political candidates or organizations
• Information that personally identifies students or otherwise infringes on a child’s legal rights related to education
• Information that is profane, slanderous, or defamatory against SCS personnel or staff
• Information that may tend to compromise the safety or security of individuals, public schools, or public school systems
Violators of our community standards may have their comments removed from SCS social media platforms. Continued egregious violations of this policy may prompt SCS to block or further restrict an individual’s ability to comment on, or engage with, our official social media platforms. SCS also reserves the right to delete comments and block users from commenting if they violate our community standards.

If you have specific questions, please contact the principal at your child’s school by phone or e-mail. If you have a concern that cannot be addressed at the school level, please contact the superintendent, Dr. Brad Rice via email(brad.rice@stokes.k12.nc.us) or phone, 336-593-8146, ext. 211.

Thank you for doing your part to create a positive social media experience in our community.