Social Media

A social worker from Denbighshire has been removed from the Register of Social Care Workers in Wales after a fitness to practise hearing found her fitness to practise was impaired. Patricia Reid was accused of failing to maintain professional boundaries with some of the vulnerable people she worked with and…
Major brands have begin pulling advertising from YouTube after it was reported that paedophiles are operating on the site and evading protection mechanisms. Brands, including Mars and Lidl, have stopped advertising on YouTube on the eve of one of the biggest shopping days of the year, after they were alerted…
Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has launched a Twitter rant in response to online criticism from actor Ralf Little. Mr Hunt posted 26 consecutive Tweets to "put the record straight" after Little called him out on his comments on mental health provision. The Health Secretary said he would meet the Royle…
Allegations of sexual harassment and abuse at Westminster are "deeply concerning", Downing Street has said. Prime Minister Theresa May would urge anyone with information to contact the authorities, a Number 10 spokeswoman said. Downing Street's intervention came after the Sun reported that female researchers and aides in Parliament were using…
The Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) has published updated social media guidance for social service workers. The guidance provides advice for workers on using social media in a way that meets the SSSC Code of Practice, which sets out the expected behaviours and values of the workforce. It focuses on…
The web offers tools to help you find information, learn new skills and build new connections. If you want to build on continuing professional development, understanding the web (including social media) is really important. And it can save time. Iriss has recently launched a free ‘Grow your Personal Learning Networks’…
Trying to protect children from all online risks may be futile, according to a new report, which says youngsters are increasingly conducting their online lives in private. The study also warns that more than a third (37%) of UK 15-year-olds are now "extreme internet users", who are on their computers…
Facebook posts by the alcohol delivery service Drink Doctor have been banned over complaints that the "irresponsible" ads trivialised addiction. One of the posts for the 24-hour delivery firm read: "People are not addicted to alcohol or drugs, they are addicted to escaping reality," while another said: "According to chemistry,…
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