Additional Resources on Social Media and Social Work

Social Worker's Guide to Social Media Introduction Video [1:16 mins]

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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

Maintain Galactic Boundaries [2:28 mins]

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Mission Control [1:03 mins]

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Humble Space Telescope [0:41 mins]

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Mega Ethical Cluster [0:40 mins]

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Authentic Asteroid Belt [0:54 mins]

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Security Checkpoint [1:01 mins]

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Planet Know What? [0:48 mins]

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The Rest-stop at the End of the Universe [0:47 mins]

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Black Hole Confidential [0:29 mins]

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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