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I delivered a 90 minute briefing about why and how to develop a social media policy, to help charities make safe use of the web.
Although I use the phrase 'social media policy' some people in the session felt that social media was too narrow a term and does not encompass email, websites or other IT stuff.
In fact that is exactly what I think social media does encompass. Maybe it's because I'm using it every day but I realise now use the term as a code for all online activity. We agreed that this is is one example of why the discussion about having a policy is so important, as it helps to challenge the language which we can take for granted but which can be a barrier to others.
In researching the session I discovered a lot of information about e-safety for young people prepared by and for schools but very little for community organisations.
I also found just about nothing on the web that was about safe web use by anyone other than young people. More and more older people's services are offering IT access, so this presentation is as relevant to them as it is to young people.