We have one, however i don't run it, but from what i can see it works well and its effective.
The JCB Academy | Facebook
Looking to use it as a form of media to get news out and was wondering if anyone had any experience of this
From what I have read I understand it would be a facebook page we would have.
How secure are they as we want students to "like" us but wouldnt want its avaliable to suspect people shall we call them!
Would I be better setting it up as a user then I can choose who can see the information??
Any advice/tips would be awesome!
Sunderwood, can you see the users who like your page?
Its one of the things the head is asking and having never had a page for a business before I am not too sure
If you want to select who goes on it a group would be best.
Why dont you want other people on?
A Page is for like public information. For example: "School closed today becuase of snow"
A page you cant approve who can view it. A group its possible to do.
But with a group when you update something it doesnt show on the users news feed like it would a page.
does a group offer the same features?
Wrongly or not what has been asked is we want some way to be able to get evidence of bullying within the academy there is a group of students using facebook on their mobiles during the day (yes mobiles are banned!!)
The idea is if the students followed us would that give us access to see what they are posting on their own wall?
Or has anyone got any ideas other than my suggestion that people get stricter on mobile use and punish students found on them during the day!
That wouldnt work. If you tried to view the students walls it would be like any other none friend viewing the walls. As a page you can see it. So it would be pointless making the page.The idea is if the students followed us would that give us access to see what they are posting on their own wall?
But if you made a standard facebook profile, and they add you, providing they have not used privicy settings you can see the wall. Also that way you can pick who is your friend. It will also show on this accounts newsfeed what the students are posting all in one place.
thanks, when i enter the school name as the name facebook has a bit of a fit saying i should use a page?!?!
Ill have a look once the kids have left the building its a bit mad atm!
thanks for advice :-D
Facebook privacy settings are such that you give access to friends, friends of friends or everyone... unless the student has rubbish privacy settings having them join a group won't help you to spy on their facebook activity.
If it did work, as soon as word got out that accounts are being monitored, the students would leave the group!
Be aware that most schools have students that under age to have facebook accounts (13), so a school should never use facebook as the main, or even A main, method of communicating with students.
elsiegee40 (25th March 2011)
elsiegee40 that is a good point you do need to be 13 to have an account, however we know this isnt the case!
We use Facebook as a means of communication for parents and former students. However, we do have a lot of our students on our page as friends. The majority of the information we post includes links to our school newsletter, school holiday reminders and school closures etc. We have around 1,500 and it seems to work well and hasn't up to now been abused.
so what do you think is better a page or a profile (been a person?)
but then you dont know who is following you right?
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