Thing 5: Social media #1

In this thing, you will have the opportunity to reflect on what you do on social media and consider personal and professional boundaries.

Open Badge Information

Open Badge: SSSC 23 Things Digital – Thing 5: Social Media #1

Counts towards: SSSC 23 Things Digital – Social Media Champion.

Introduction

Social media is a reality and it’s more important than ever that social service employers and workers understand how to use it safely and appropriately. It offers huge opportunities to connect with friends, colleagues and organisations around the world but it can also cause problems if not used carefully.

Instructions

a) Read your own organisation’s guidance on social media for employees and (re)familiarise yourself with it.

b) Download the Scottish Social Services Council social media guidance and reflect on how it fits with your employers.

c) Read the following articles: How to Separate the Personal and Professional on Social Media and Social workers cannot ignore the role of social media in the profession.

d) Blog.

Write a blog post reflecting on the activities and how you currently/intend to manage the challenges posed. In particular, you should offer a critical reflection of your own organisation’s social media policies and guidance.

Optional

You can gain an additional Open Badge by working through either the Professional Boundaries (Adult Care) or Professional Boundaries (Child Care) scenarios on the SSSC Learning Zone Making Better Decisions resource.

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