Questions before using social media
WHAT information do you want to capture, store, transmit, communicate or use?
WHY did you choose this particular type of media?
WHAT is the purpose of using this social media?
WHAT privacy settings and controls have you set for the media?
WHO is the target audience? (A defined group of people or everyone?)
WHO can see the information posted? Anyone, or have safeguards or tools been used to set limits, e.g., Facebook group rather than Facebook page?
WHO is identified (images/words/sounds) in the communication?
WHOSE consent is required?
HOW will you establish their consent?
HOW may others interpret the information? Can the information you want to share be easily misunderstood or misinterpreted? If in doubt check with your line manager and get a second opinion. Re-read before sending/ posting.