10 questions to determine if your social policy needs updating

A simple Code of Conduct won’t do the trick. Even specific guidelines or restrictions should be updated frequently to cover new platforms and ever-changing sociopolitical tenets.

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Untitled Document A Central Ohio police officer was recently fired because of racially charged posts on her personal Facebook page.

From what I understand, the police department didn’t have a social media policy. Like many companies and organizations, it had a Code of Conduct, but that didn’t provide specific social media guidelines.

As I explained to our local journalists covering this story, though we’d like to believe that we’re only hiring people with good judgment, social media creates a false sense of security that all too often results in individuals posting things online that they’d never say in a public forum.

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