PISN Social Media Policy
Play It Safer Network (PISN) is our brand and every member is an ambassador. We take pride in the organization and these guidelines are meant to educate members about the responsibility that comes with being an ambassador of the PISN brand.
These are the official guidelines for social media use on behalf of PISN. If you're a PISN committee/board member or contributing to any kind of social media both on and off PISN, these guidelines are for you. We expect all who participate in social media on behalf of PISN to understand and follow these guidelines, and to be aware that they will continually evolve as social media evolves. Check back periodically to make sure you're up to date.
Live the PISN philosophy. In online social networks, the lines between public and private, personal and professional are blurred. Just by identifying yourself as a representative of PISN , you are creating perceptions about PISN and your expertise. Be sure that all content associated with you is consistent with your abilities and PISN's philosophy (that social media is about building positive relationships).
State when it’s your personal opinion versus the organization's opinion. PISN members uphold two core social media values: transparency and responsibility. You must create an appropriate filter between your personal and PISN online identity.
Be yourself. You are responsible for the content you post, and be aware when you post from a personal account vs on behalf of PISN. Never impersonate someone else, or purposely obscure your identity as a PISN member. Be sensitive to the potential viral nature of what you share with your public PISN “friends.” Build your own reputation. Care about what you are talking about.
Always disclose if you’ve received somethingin exchange for a review of a product or service. New FTC regulations require everyone to disclose any benefits received in exchange for a posting (payment or free merchandise, for example).
Appropriately support PISN sponsors. We have sponsors to whom we have made certain commitments in exchange for payment, and PISN corporate sponsors are listed on our website. We appreciate when members patronize these companies and mention their PISN affiliation to enjoy discounts, etc. However, we will respect the sponsorship while not appearing to take undue preference. It is also not appropriate for PISN to appear to endorse anything that is not approved explicitly by the board.
Write what you know. Stick to your area of expertise and provide unique, individual perspectives on what's going on at PISN and our service communities.
Don't tell secrets. Respect proprietary information and content, confidentiality, brand, trademark, copyright, and fair use. Know the laws and don't break them. Don't discuss private work without permission.
Give credit where credit is due. Always cite when quoting someone else.
Make sure images are shareablethrough an authorized photo license siteand attribute them, too. Never use copyrighted material without permission.
Share the love. We believe in liking, sharing and linking to the best content from all over the web. "Like" to draw positive attention to noteworthy posts. A link is not an endorsement, so don't be shy about sharing something from another group if you feel it is worthwhile to members.
Be a good conversationalist. Monitor and reply to comments in a timely manner, when a response is appropriate. Add value to the conversation. Be positive and polite.
Don't spam. Ever. You can link to other PISN blog posts or information about services but do it subtly and only in response to a specific query.
Post topics in appropriate areas. PISN Facebookpage, for example, offers separate posting areas where you can discuss relevant topics, another to promote products or services, and another for job postings. You'll find the best responses when and where posts are most relevant.
Be clear, but not defensive. Be polite and professional, especially when you disagree with someone. Once the words are out there, you can't get them back. If you find yourself working too hard to defend your position, take a step back, let the community defend for you (because they will if you're justified).
Remember everything online is discoverable. If you can't show it to your mother or a judge, don't post it. If in doubt, ask.
Always be learning. This space is fast-moving and ever-evolving. Read more than you write. Ask questions. Link to others and always build relationships. That's what our work is all about.
Keep the conversations constructive. PISN is a group of supportive, caring community members who often become lifelong friends. Please voice your opinions in that positive spirit. Any comments, posts, links, etc that are not constructive or are deemed inappropriate will be deleted.
Mistakes happen. If you make a mistake, admit it quickly. Most of the time, you can then move on. If not, let the team help you fix your mistakes; explain the situation and the executive can come together to find a solution to any problem.
We trust that you will live and breathe these simplistic yet effective social media guidelines. If, for any reason an incident occurs that violates the policy, we expect you to bring the issue to the executives attention immediately so that we can work together toward a resolution.
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