Social Media Policy – Thinking out aloud

pol·i·cy 1
Definition of Policy according to Wikipedia.

n. pl. pol·i·cies

1. A plan or course of action, as of a government, political party, or business, intended to influence and determine decisions, actions, and other matters: American foreign policy; the company’s personnel policy.
a. A course of action, guiding principle, or procedure considered expedient, prudent, or advantageous: Honesty is the best policy.
b. Prudence, shrewdness, or sagacity in practical matters.

In regarding policy for social media, is the purpose of the policy to preserve the benefits that can be obtained through using social media???? Could be much more but I am just pursuing one avenue.

Benefits of Social Media: I brainstormed some ideas and documented below.

If you are thinking of developing a social media policy for your school, here are some sources of information that may be useful.

Official policy and guidelines for Queensland Government

177 policies worldwide on the use of Social Media

Telstra’s 3 Rs of Social Media Engagement – Who are you Representing, Responsibility, Respect

The following article has three main sections and is worthy of its own three links.

The Fundamentals of Social Media Policy

Managing Staff who participate in Social Networks

Behavioural and Etiquette Guidelines for Organisation

I will post a draft social media policy that you may like to use in your school, in a future post.


About whellmuth

Working with the education software industry to build software with standard arhitectures that allows schools to have extensible and well integrated technologies. Member of Software QLD. Member of Microsoft advisory board on cloud computing. My doctorate specialises in Software Architecture in the Education environment. My Master Research specialised in IT change management.
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One Response to Social Media Policy – Thinking out aloud

  1. chienju says:

    Hi Whellmuth,
    Nice post! I have put your writing into our wiki page. If there any mistakes, don’t hesitate tell me or correct it directly.
    Chien Ju

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