Social Media Guidelines for SIT Students

To ensure a safe, respectful and conducive environment for social conversations and exchange of ideas, this Social Media Guide (“Guide”) is created to guide SIT students on the general code of conduct when participating in social media activities in personal and private capacities. Social media platforms may include but are not limited to:

  • Social networking platforms such as Facebook and LinkedIn;
  • Photo and video sharing sites such as Instagram, Tik Tok and YouTube;
  • Instant messaging platforms such as WhatsApp and Telegram;
  • Blogs and microblogs such as Blogger (Google), X (formerly known as Twitter) and Tumblr;
  • Wikis and collaboration sites such as Wikipedia;
  • Discussion forums such as Reddit.

SIT students should comply with the general code of conduct as prescribed in this Guide.

If any SIT student posts any content and/or comment online that is inconsistent with this Guide, SIT reserves the right to take any necessary legal or disciplinary action.

For any clarification on this Guide, please reach out to

1. Practise Good Judgment

Be mindful of the following characteristics of social media, and be careful when engaging in online activities in full consideration of the possible impact upon posting:

  • Information once posted online spreads faster than expected and may disseminate beyond your control.
  • You may not be able to delete information once it is posted online.

2. Protect Confidential Information and Personal Data

You should have no expectation of privacy or confidentiality with respect to postings made on social media platforms. Do not post confidential information such as sensitive details about your curriculum, research projects (except for approved portfolio or showcase meant for profiling on LinkedIn), IWSP or other attachments, or any personal data of SIT’s staff, faculty, students and other individuals.

3. Do Not Misrepresent Your Affiliation with SIT

If you post or participate in online conversations about SIT: Identify your relationship with SIT — make it clear that you are not representing SIT in an official capacity unless you have been granted express authority by SIT. Do not post any logo or mark of, or related to, SIT without SIT’s permission.

If you wish to use SIT’s logo, name or other marks, please seek the necessary permission and use only if you have received permission to do so. Please reach out to for usage permission or guidance on compliance with SIT’s brand guide.

4. Respect the Laws, Your Audience and Other Individuals

Do not violate the law in any way. Do not post any content that is unlawful, misleading, false, defamatory, discriminatory, derogatory, threatening, obscene, abusive, offensive, hateful, inflammatory, immoral, indecent, pornographic or illegal, or is likely to harass, upset, annoy, alarm, embarrass, bully or invade the privacy of any person, or is an infringement of any person’s intellectual property rights.

Ask for permission before posting about other individuals. The photo or video you took of a friend, classmate or stranger may not be something they want shared online.

5. Be Polite and Respectful

Be courteous and civil, even when there is any disagreement or differing opinion.

6. Do Not Plagiarise or Infringe Other People’s IP Rights

Do not infringe any person’s intellectual property (IP) rights.

IP laws apply online as well. You can be sued for using photos, videos, songs or other content that do not belong to you. Seek approval from relevant parties before you post someone else’s content and always remember to give credit to the original creator or owner whenever you are sharing someone else’s content.

7. Admit Your Mistakes

If you have made any factual errors or mistakes in your posts, immediately correct them and communicate them clearly with the intended audience. Apologise if necessary.