Facebook, friend or foe???
Facebook is a wonderful way to keep in contact with family. It's great for planning a party or event. You may enjoy the endless barrage of videos from Mashable and Buzzfeed and Upworthy. Perhaps you have reconnected with friends from the past, like I did recently with someone I hadn't heard from since grade 2! Whatever the reason for using it, please use it (and all forms of social media) with caution. 'Your post could be used against you in a court of law'. Well, not really but it could be used against you by your employer. The general sentiment may be that no employer has time to monitor your account, or that you have your privacy settings set high enough to keep everything hidden. It's not always YOU that's the problem though. Maybe the settings of your friends tagging you in photos isn't as high. Or maybe your late night post is being seen by more people than you had anticipated. As for your employer, they are monitoring posts on social media, whether in a random fashion or in a more targeted manner. I think a good rule for all would be to not be posting during the time you are paid to be at work. I always give the advice that if you don't want it on a billboard or if it isn't something you'd tell you grandma then it shouldn't be posted on social media, anywhere, no matter what your settings. Once you hit 'post', there's no way to get it back.
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The view from my desk, as Teacher Bargaining Unit President for D17 Simcoe