The Institute of Business Management (IoBM) aims to ensure a safe and pleasant environment for all its students, faculty, management, all stakeholders and individual visitors who access its facilities and services. This applies to all environments including social media.
For the purposes of these guidelines, the term Social Media refers to online channels of communication that allow users to interact in the public domain by sharing information, opinions, knowledge and interest.
It includes, but is not limited to, social networking services such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, Instagram, YouTube, Snapchat, wikis and blogs.
IoBM has a number of official accounts on sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube where the opinions expressed and information shared reflect the views of IoBM as a corporate body.
These guidelines are designed to provide advice and guidance to IoBM students and employees who are using (or considering using) social media in any capacity.
It has been compiled to assist students and employees to understand the reputational, legal and ethical implications of engaging in online communication of this nature, what can happen if social media is misused, and how to safeguard students’ and employees wellbeing, personal security, current/future career prospects and the reputation of IoBM.
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