ASU Social Media Moderation Guidelines
There are a few simple rules that visitors to the ASU Facebook Page and our other social networking channels should follow:
We invite visitors to actively engage with this community by leaving comments, etc, but please be respectful of others.
Inappropriate, irrelevant (eg. advertising, off-topic pages/websites, etc), offensive, derogatory, profane (ie. strong swearing), aggressively argumentative, intentionally misleading or legally dubious (eg. potentially defamatory) comments will be deleted and those posting such comments may be banned at the discretion of the moderator.
The auto filter is on, instantly preventing posts appearing that use offensive words. The filter is reviewed regularly to add offensive words we hadn’t thought of before!
If visitors contribute posts which we believe may open them up to disciplinary action in their workplace, we will delete those posts to protect their interests, however it is the visitor’s responsibility to ensure their posts are appropriate. We strongly urge you to not name and criticise your employer, clients or colleagues on social networks – make direct contact with your Union to discuss these matters in private.
We strongly recommend you keep the following advice in mind when using any social media in general:
- Don’t criticise your place of employment or customers/clients, your employer, manager or other workmates. You can speak in general terms about your experience of work, and the things you want to see improved. If you have a specific concern or problem at work that you need to talk about, don’t air it on social media, contact your ASU Branch right away http://www.asu.asn.au/contact.
- Don’t become a client’s/customer’s friend, don’t invite them to become your friend, don’t follow them, don’t discuss them or their details.
- Don’t post photographs of yourself engaging in illegal, offensive, compromising or inappropriate activity.
- Don’t post photographs of yourself engaging in conduct in the workplace which may be deemed inappropriate by your employer. The same goes for comments.
- Be aware that anything you say or do on social media when you are absent on personal leave may be used to cast doubt on your right to be on personal leave.
- Don’t use a work computer to access social media if it puts you in conflict with your employer’s computer access for personal use policy.
- Ensure your social media account privacy settings do not allow open public access.
- Don’t update your status about something work-related.
- Don’t join questionable groups on a social networking site.
REMEMBER: when you apply for a job, your prospective employer may search the Internet for you and assess your suitability for a job based on what you have posted.
NOTE: the views of visitors to the ASU Page are not the views of the ASU.