The Do’s and Don’ts of Social Media


Members of the Biloxi Junior Leadership Program get schooled this month in a wide range of areas. The group is participating in a series of sessions that include topics like etiquette and manners, cultural diversity, government policy, and the do’s and don’ts of social media.

Gulfport Public Relations Representative LaShaundra McCarty spent the afternoon discussing the importance of proper social media etiquette and touched on managing privacy settings, exercising caution when posting pictures of others, and disconnecting from all things negative.

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McCarty says the most important thing she hopes the students walk away with is once the content is out there it will never go away. “It’s public. Everything is public even if you have your settings all set up and only your friends are going to see it. It’s still a public space and you don’t own it. I think a lot of kids don’t realize that. They assume that once they put it up even if they delete it it’s actually gone, but it isn’t. It gets shared from server to server. It can live for a few weeks or even months after.”

The leadership group also got the chance to hear from recruiters from Ole Miss, Mississippi State, and MGCCC during today’s session.


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