About This Pledge
“End it. Don’t Send It” Campaign
Social Media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, SnapChat, Twitter, are all the rage with our students. They serve as a means to express personal identity and maintain connections with friends. They can also serve to mobilize communities for a "common good".
Although social media platforms are used as a means to share information, it can also be used as an outlet for negative forms of communication. Social media threats is a growing concern for all our school communities. Since January of 2017, 18 arrests have been made in our District as a result of social media threats posted on one of the many platforms. Unfortunately, many of our students are unaware that the "posting" of social media threats is a felony and will be prosecuted for a crime.
How do we educate, inform, and support our LAUSD families about the consequences of uses of social media platforms, including social media threats?
In partnership with the Los Angeles Police Department, the Los Angeles School Police Department has launched the "End it. Don't Send it!" campaign. The campaign focuses on educating our parents and students about the dangers and consequences of social media posts (Attachment 1). If you would like more information regarding the “End It. Don’t Sent It!” campaign, please contact Sergeant Julie Spry, LASPD, Public Information Officer, Social Media at Laspd.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Let's educate and support our families to keep our schools safe.