Is Your Use of Social Media FERPA Compliant?

Authored by Perry D. Drake is assistant professor and academic director, Social and Digital Media Marketing, University of Missouri–St. Louis.

It is hard to imagine holding a university-level class today in which students do not engage with the web or social media in one form or another, whether by using Google search, bookmarking or sharing an article, taking an online survey, posting or commenting on a blog, or using e-mail or text messaging. So, what rules should we, as instructors, follow to ensure no legal or Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act(FERPA) issues arise?

Context: Social Media Use

A May 2013 study of teen and adult Internet usage by Pew Research shows that teen use of social media and the web is much higher — and different — Read More...