Social media has transformed the ways legislators and their staff interact with constituents. Through social media platforms, our elected officials share insights into the legislative process, communicate with constituents, and even provide life-saving updates during times of crisis. Social media use by elected officials isn’t without legal, political, and reputational hazards, however. In part to mitigate against the risks posed by social media gaffes, federal agencies, associations of elected officials, and social media companies themselves have all published model social media policies or addressed specific challenges politicians can face while spreading their message online. In this article Trey Hanbury outlines best practices to help public officials reap the benefits of social media while guarding against embarrassment or liability for improper online activity. While far from a definitive guide to how legislators and their staff should behave online, these practices can help elected officials and the people who advise them navigate the diverse legal and ethical quandaries of social media.