Online Responsible Social Media Use Course
Social Media Compliance Training
The social media phenomenon is revolutionizing both personal and business communications. We can now broadcast our thoughts, opinions, pictures and videos instantly through a vast array of social media sites (e.g., Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter) to promote products and services, network, reconnect with old friends and much more. Blogs, podcasts and YouTube allow almost anyone to disseminate their views and content to the world at large. Not surprisingly, there's peril in social media's uncharted waters. Inappropriate social media use can lead to problems of insider trading, defamation, antitrust violations and harassment, among many others. At the same time, businesses must use social media effectively to remain competitive.
A recent survey conducted by the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics suggests that many employers take a reactive rather than proactive approach to managing employees' social media use. Survey results suggested that while employers increasingly discipline employees for inappropriate social media use, most employers monitor employees' social media use passively — i.e., only when notified of a potential issue. Some 66% of employers surveyed did not have a social media use-specific policy. But because both the risks and the benefits of social media use are so great, employers cannot afford to ignore either. The responsible social media use training course is an important component of proactively managing employees' social-media use.
Online Social Media Training Course Summary
This 25-minute social media use training course provides common-sense guidelines for the appropriate and responsible uses of social media — both in the workplace and in personal contexts — that could affect the employer. This online training course on the proper use of social media includes pop quizzes, news clippings and a final quiz highlighting real-world issues that employees should learn to spot and respond to. The topics covered in the social- media compliance training course include —
- Social media at home and work
- Dangers of misuse
- Social media in the courts
- Effective business use
- Guidelines for business use
- Guidelines for personal use
- Handling problems arising from social-media use