Web 2.0 & Social Work Nick Cross, MSW 2009 NACSW Conference
Objectives To share the importance of being on web 2.0 platforms To help navigate the most important ones To provide helpful background and context about web 2.0 To address concerns (ethics/privacy/etc) about using web 2.0 professionally
Web 2.0 A Short List Facebook Myspace LinkedIn Delicious Twitter SlideShare Ning Groups
So What? Marketing Personal Organization Networking Job Hunting Connecting Resources
Be Strategic Overwhelmed? Plan, Prioritize, Act Purpose Niche Audience Test out a few (personally)
Privacy & Ethics Be careful! But, not a Luddite!
Ethics 4.03 Private Conduct Profile can be viewed by everyone Google yourself Manage your image Privacy settings Friends tagging you Clients 1.07 (a) Privacy & Confidentiality Don’t friend clients Don’t search for clients Ask – use it as a therapeutic tool
Ethics 1.06 (c) Conflicts of Interest Boundaries Clients Former Clients Co-Workers/Boss Client Considerations Find Support Painful Memories Rejection Unhealthy Comparisons
“Social Work is a profession based on relationships. I believe that functional and healthy relationships occur best face-to-face and in real time. And yet, a technological world is the world in which we live. As social workers we should be aware of all of its obstacles and embrace all that it has to offer.” - Traci Bartley Young, LCSW Facebook: Ethical and Clinical Considerations.
Sample Policy Minneapolis Public School District staff refrain from using social networks sites such as Facebook or MySpace to communicate, collaborate or contact students and parents. That staff use their district email account to correspond with students and parents regarding school assignments and activities. That staff use school owned web sites for posting assignments instead of Facebook or MySpace. That staff carefully consider what personal information they display in their public social network profile and what comments they make in online public forums.
For Everyone LinkedIn Facebook Blog Twitter (?) NOT Myspace
Facebook Very Personal Professional Tool Privacy Ethics