Don’t forget to change passwords and revoke app access on social accounts

Twitter___SettingsAs your year is winding down, there will likely be a list of things to take care of to close the program down for the summer as one group leaves and another group steps up to take the reins. One thing you will want to do is make sure to change passwords to things graduates won’t need access to anymore.

While changing passwords on social networks is a good start, you will also want to go in and check your connected applications settings and revoke access to connected apps (see the image above to see what this looks like on Twitter). If you don’t do this, there is a chance some people who are no longer part of your program could still have access to the social network account, even if the password is changed.

This is just one of the many things you should be doing in May. We’ve talked about some of these things previously. Here’s a nice starter list from a few years ago by Sarah Nichols called A Checklist of Digital Media Things To Consider Before Closing Out the Year.

Aaron Manfull

Aaron is in his 19th year of advising student media. He is currently the Director of Student Media at Francis Howell North High School in St. Charles, Missouri. He is the Journalism Education Association Digital Media Chair and co-Director of Media Now. He created The Next 26 and is a former Dow Jones News Fund National Journalism Teacher of the Year. He is one of the authors of the textbook "Student Journalism and Media Literacy." You can find him on Twitter and Instragram @manfull and on Snapchat as aaronmanfull. He's a proud father. A transplanted Iowan. And an avid Hawkeye Fan.

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