Social Media Policy #NSWDEC

What staff NEED to know

Overview

The NSW DEC 'Social Media Policy' was 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 implementation date of the policy was on the 15th March 2011.


ACCESS THE SOCIAL MEDIA POLICY


ACCESS SOCIAL MEDIA & TECHNOLOGY GUIDE FOR STAFF RESOURCE


The 'Social Media Policy' links closely to the NSW DEC's 'Code of Conduct Policy'.


ACCESS THE CODE OF CONDUCT POLICY


N.B. Intranet Links may prompt you to log in to your DEC portal.

Social Media Policy Explained

NSW DEC social media policy explained

Managing Negative comments online

How to manage negative or controversial online conversations

Useful Resources

Social Media Tool Kit for Schools

This toolkit is available as a PDF or an iBook. It is a resource with tips, instructions, hints and useful advice on how schools can use social media to connect and engage with the local community.


Social Media Platforms

Browse through official NSW DEC Social Media resources. Check out available Apps, Facebook pages, Youtube Channels, Pinterest and many more!


School Based Examples

See how primary and high schools are utilising social media to connect and engage their local communities.


Scenarios you may encounter

Explore scenarios from the NSW DEC Intranet site and see what recommendations are made with common questions your staff may have about social media.


Legal Issues Bulletins

The bulletins are made available publicly on the Department's web site in the interests of openness and in keeping with the principles of the Government Information (Public Access) Act. They should therefore be viewed as general information and not be relied upon by non-departmental staff in making decisions about their own personal circumstances.


Privacy Bulletins (See No.9 School Websites - publishing photos)

Privacy Bulletins are published on an occasional basis for staff. They provide relevant information about the Privacy Act and answer questions frequently asked by staff.


Copyright

Are you respecting copyright laws when you copy and communicate information at school? Smartcopying is the The Official Guide to Copyright Issues for Australian Schools and TAFE. Visit the website to explore the guides to copyright issues affecting schools and TAFE.


Copyright Teaching Resources


What is Digital Citizenship Presentation

A brief introduction to Digital Citizenship by Steve Wilkins, Learning Design Officer, DEC.

Downloads

Corporate Communication

As social media usage continues to grow in Australia you may need to get advice on how you integrate it effectively at your school. To comply with standards and protocol and to see examples of how schools have integrated the use of social media such as Facebook, Twitter and Youtube, visit the Corporate Communication Directorate website.

Contact

Please contact me in regards to feedback, comments or queries in regards to this flyer.

e: samson.fung2@det.nsw.edu.au

t: @sfungict