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Social Media Ethics

WHENEVER YOU ARE ON SOCIAL MEDIA, OBSERVE ETHICS

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Social Media enables anyone with internet access to create relationships with varied audiences, form bonds within communities, and enrich understanding of the global landscape.

Social Media’s reach and sphere of influence is enormous. One must therefore aim to proportion his accountability in using it with the benefits that Social Media provides.

TalkShop CEO Dr. Sheila Viesca shares pertinent Social Media Ethics as principles to live by whenever you are on Social Media:

 

1)    Whenever you are on Social Media, be aware that there can be as many perspectives on an issue as the number of people taking an interest in it.  Be open to contrary or opposing views. Be mindful of information being shared across multimedia platforms and the accessibility of the same to a variety of public groups.

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2)    Whenever you are on Social Media, consider that your posts reflect on you as the owner of the platform, whether you are an individual, corporation, an informal demographic group, or an established community.  It pays to consider that credible information builds trust while inaccurate or misleading information invites a hostile response. When responding to social media posts, analyze for credibility and be considerate of the social well-being of all parties concerned.

3)  Whenever you are on Social Media, bear in mind that practically all your associations can be affected by your message, intentional or otherwise.  Practice integrity as you share only information that will give your brand, organization, or office a positive image.  Whether you are in private practice or government service, your behavior on Social Media must be governed by the values that also define your actions offline.

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TalkShop, the leading consultancy and training firm for Communication Competence, Transformational Leadership, and Corporate Branding understands the potency of Social Media as a tool for doing good.  True to its advocacy to redefine communication excellence, TalkShop  developed a course on Social Media Language to enable the participants to benefit from this powerful  channel of communication  and  to guide on the basic norms, do’s and don’t’s, and varied ethical issues involved in using the Social Media.

Founded in 2000 by Dr. Sheila Viesca, Talkshop  promotes  professional  behavior when participating  in any social media channel.  Its learning programs are designed  to empower  individuals, build companies and promote moral values.  Reach out to a broader or more targeted audience with  the assistance of TalkShop, the best English communication school in the Philippines.

 

Posted by TalkShop
Sheila Viesca, TalkShop CEO and Director of Communication finished her bachelor degree in Literature, masters in Entrepreneurship, and doctorate in Applied Cosmic Anthropology. She designed the Philippines' Language Competency Benchmark for the Department of Education and pioneered Integrated Language Teaching (ILT) in workshop designs and corporate communication training. You can follow her on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, LinkedIN, and Google+

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