This policy is current as at 18/10/2018 11:29pm, AEDT. Please refer to policy library website (https://education.nsw.gov.au/policy-library) for an updated version.
This policy has been developed to provide department employees with standards of use as they engage in conversations or interactions using digital media for official, professional and personal use.
The Social Media Policy provides guidance and support to all staff as they engage in social media for:
The department supports its employees’ participation in social media online applications such as social networking sites, wikis, blogs, microblogs, video and audio sharing sites, and message boards that allow people to easily publish, share and discuss content. Social media provides an opportunity to:
The following five standards apply to employees’ work use and personal use of social media at any time, when it has a clear and close connection with the department. The department will enforce these five standards as and when appropriate. Staff should:
The terms and conditions contained in this policy document apply to all department employees including staff in schools as well as all casual, temporary and contract staff.
Use of web 2.0 technologies/social media is increasingly part of everyday online activities. This policy should be read and interpreted in conjunction with:
Senior executive and workplace managers are required to ensure this policy is understood by staff working within their area of control.
The Executive Director, Communication and Engagement, is responsible for monitoring the implementation of this policy and reviewing its effectiveness, every three years.
Communication and Engagement Directorate
02 9561 8291
01 July 2003
This information is current as at 18/10/2018 11:29pm, AEDT. For the most up-to-date information, go to https://education.nsw.gov.au/policy-library/policies/social-media-policy.
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