Social Media Policy DRAFT

Old Dominion Inc.’s Social Media Policy

Welcome to our company. Here at Old Dominion Inc. we have certain rules and regulations regarding social media use. Please read over the following material and follow the directions listed.

Twitter, Facebook, Myspace, Google+, etc.

Regarding social media networks, we believe it is completely up to the employee if he/she wishes to follow or like our corporation on Twitter, Facebook, Myspace, etc. However, we strongly recommend if you participate in social networking you take in account the following guidelines.

  • Do not post any obscene material (nude photos, photos of the dead, etc.)
  • Do not post any offensive material to any race, religion, or sex
  • Do not post any material degrading our corporation. (If you have a problem with our corporation speak with the owner, not the public.)

 Please understand the following terminology, for we do not tolerate such actions.

Slandermalicious, false statements used to ruin a good name.

Obscene – disgusting, indecent language, pictures or videos posted towards another employee or manager, or the company itself.

Offensive – material or language that would cause anger, irritation, or resentful displeasure.

Harassment -repeatedly disturbing another employee, manager or the company itself.

Threatening to do physical or emotional harm to another employee, manager, or the company itself will also not be tolerated.

Remember, employment at our company puts you in the public eye, making you easy to find on social media networks.

If  any employee fails to adhere to this policy, disciplinary action will be taken (Suspension or possible terminatio).

Please sign the bottom of this policy and complete the following quiz. This will ensure us you have read the policy and understand it.

Please read the following statements. If you believe the statement is true, please write TRUE in the indicated blank. If you believe the statement is false, please write FALSE in the indicated blank.

It is ok to tweet “I HATE OLD DOMINION INC!!”   _______

It is ok to post “I work for Old Dominion Inc”on Myspace.”  _______

It is ok to tweet “Joey and Jill had sex in the copy room.” _______

It is ok to tweet “I hate the Mexicans i work with.” ________

It is okay to post a picture of a dead body on Tumblr. _________

It is okay to display a picture of you and your dog. _________

____________                   _________________

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9 comments on “Social Media Policy DRAFT

  1. Nice progress here. Some questions to consider:

    For your purposes, how do you define words like obscene, offensive, and degrading?

    Regarding, “please set your accounts to PRIVATE” – what if it turns out they, in their private account, posted something that violated your policy, and another employee (or customer, lawyer, etc.) reported their post (with a screenshot, nonetheless)?

  2. …by stating that “there are privacy controls on social media networks that enable you to do so.” you may open yourself to litigation because you essentially said you would look the other way so long as they set their accounts to Private.

    Just something to think about.

  3. Not sure if keeping it private will do any good, after all we do have “snoopware”. We could probably inform them they are being watched, as a fair warning.

    As far as verbal content goes, we could probably define the terms (just to inform those who are not aware of what the terminology means)

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