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Additional Resources on Social Media and Social Work

Social Worker's Guide to Social Media Introduction Video

Dean Nancy Smyth discusses the importance of implementing guidelines for social media use, whether as a professional and/or personal.

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YouTube Videos on Using Social Media

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General Information - Readings

Fang, L., Mishna, F., Zhang, V. F., Van Wert, M., & Bogo, M. (2014). Social media and social work education: Understanding and dealing with the new digital world. Social Work in Health Care, 53(9), 800-814. doi: 10.1080/00981389.2014.943455

Kimball, E., & Kim, J. (2013). Virtual boundaries: Ethical Considerations for use of social media in social work. Social Work, 58(2), 185-188. doi: 10.1093/sw/swt005

Mishna, F., Bogo, M., Root, J., & Fantus, S. (2014). Here to stay: Cyber communication as a complement to social work practice. Families in Society: The Journal of Contemporary Social Services, 95(3), 179-186. doi: 10.1606/1044-3894.2014.95.23

Pew Research Center. (2014). Internet User Demographics. Retrieved from: http://www.pewinternet.org/data-trend/internet-use/latest-stats/

Robb, M. (2011). Pause before posting – using social media responsibly. Social Work Today, 11(1). Retrieved from: http://www.socialworktoday.com/archive/020911p8.shtml

Shirky, C. (2010). The future of privacy. Big Think. Retrieved from: http://bigthink.com/videos/the-future-of-privacy

Voshel, E., & Wesala, A. (2015). Social media & social work ethics: Determining best practices in an ambiguous reality. Journal of Social Work Values and Ethics, 12(1), 67-76.

Podcasts

Episode 110 - Dr. Kathryn Chernack: Social Media Use and Social Work Practice: Boundary and Ethical Considerations. (2013, January 7). inSocialWork Podcast Series. [Audio Podcast] Retrieved from http://www.insocialwork.org/episode.asp?ep=110

Episode 170 - Dorlee Michaeli: How Social Media Expands Social Work Career Choices. (2015, June 22). inSocialWork Podcast Series. [Audio Podcast] Retrieved from http://www.insocialwork.org/episode.asp?ep=170

How Social Media Can Be Used Professionally by Social Workers

The CASE Foundation. (2013, February 13). The power of social media: Connecting for good. [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qgf5QIpttRw

Episode 170 - Dorlee Michaeli: How Social Media Expands Social Work Career Choices. (2015, June 22). inSocialWork Podcast Series. [Audio Podcast] Retrieved from http://www.insocialwork.org/episode.asp?ep=170

Hitchcock, L. (2015). Online toolkit for developing a personal learning network with Twitter. Teaching & Learning in Social Work. Retrieved from: http://www.laureliversonhitchcock.org/2015/09/03/online-toolkit-for-developing-a-personal-learning-network-with-twitter/

Kanter, B. (Speaker). (2014, September 22). Ways that nonprofits can use social media to facilitate and expand their impact. [Online Video]. Retrieved from http://socialwork.buffalo.edu/resources/resource-center/product.html?id=107

Novell, R. J. (2013, July 23.). Social workers should use social media to challenge public perceptions. The Guardian. Retrieved from http://www.theguardian.com/social-care-network/2013/jul/23/social-workers-social-media-challenge-perception

Singer, J. B. (Producer). (2015, April 15). #97 - Here's tweeting at you: Using social media to expand the reach of academic conferences. [Audio podcast]. Social Work Podcast. Retrieved from http://www.socialworkpodcast.com/2015/04/SPSM.html

Smyth, N. J. (2013, July 19). Twitter 101. Virtual Connections. Retrieved September 11, 2015 https://njsmyth.wordpress.com/2013/07/19/twitter-101/

TEDx TALKS. (2012, December 21). Social media for social good: Gopi Kallayil at TEDxSanLuisObispo. [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9f_qi4VyJPA

Guidelines from Social Work Associations

The British Association of Social Workers. (2012). BASW Social Media Policy. Retrieved from: http://cdn.basw.co.uk/upload/basw_34634-1.pdf (currently under revision)

Canadian Association of Social Workers. (2014). Social Media Use and Social Work Guidelines. Retrieved from: http://www.casw-acts.ca/en/social-media-use-and-social-work-practice

National Association of Social Workers. (2008). Code of ethics of the national association of social workers. Retrieved from: https://www.socialworkers.org/pubs/code/code.asp

National Association of Social Workers and Association of Social Work Boards. (2005). NASW & ASWB Standards for Technology and Social Work Practice. Retrieved from: https://www.socialworkers.org/practice/standards/NASWTechnologyStandards.pdf

Guidelines from Social Work Education Programs

Boise State University School of Social Work. Guidelines for Using Social Media. Retrieved from: http://hs.boisestate.edu/socialwork/files/2013/10/Social-Media-Guidelines.pdf

Renison University College School of Social Work. (2013). School of Social Work Social Media Policy. Retrieved from: https://uwaterloo.ca/school-of-social-work/school-social-work-social-media-policy

San Diego State University. (2014). Guidelines for the Use of Social Media. Retrieved from: http://socialwork.sdsu.edu/field/wp-content/blogs.dir/10/files/2014/08/GuidelinesSocialMedia.pdf

University of Michigan School of Social Work. A Guide for Social (Net)Workers: Guidelines for Responsible Use of Social Media. Retrieved from: http://archive.ssw.umich.edu/programs/msw/ofi/SocialNetworkingBrochure.pdf

University of Michigan School of Social Work. Social Media Guidelines. Retrieved from: http://archive.ssw.umich.edu/programs/msw/ofi/SocialNetworkingGuidelines.pdf

University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Social Work. (2013). Social Media Considerations for Social Work Students. Retrieved from: https://socwork.wisc.edu/using-social-media-social-work-student