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Added Wednesday, April 10, 2019 by Action Alliance

Social Media Policy Guidelines

Many programs, advocates and survivors use social media to connect with friends, family and colleagues. As an emerging technology and one fraught with many privacy risks, many programs are interested in creating policies that help address how their agency, staff, and survivors use social media. Because social media policies should be specific to the agencies’ goals, use, and concerns, a general social media policy template can often be ineffective.

Originally published by the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV), this guide is intended to help you think through the questions and issues you should consider when developing your social media policy. Keeping in mind that an organization’s use of social media can differ dramatically from an advocates’ use or a survivors’ use, therefore this guide is divided along those lines.

You can also visit their Technology Safety blog for more information on how to safely engage with survivors online.


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