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Eight tips for staying safe on social media

  1. Choose the appropriate platform for the audience/community you want to engage with.
  2. Represent your profession with integrity and pride.
  3. Know the boundaries of your expertise and be willing to signpost to other sources of information.
  4. Speak out when you witness inappropriate online behaviour.
  5. Respect confidentiality and dignity of colleagues, employers and service-users.
  6. Be professional in your communication at all times.
  7. Only say what you would be willing to say face-to-face and in any public arena.
  8. Check your employer’s policy on SoMe use.

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