Some things you ought to know about staying safe with information communication technologies
A half-day workshop about staying safe whilst using social media.
By the end of the workshop, participants will have covered the following :
The risk areas in relation to social media and ways to minimise these risks.
Information and Communication Technologies policies especially how they relate to confidentiality and the use of an organisation’s computers and online services.
The responsibilities of organisations with regard to Duty of Care including ensuring the responsible use of their information and communications equipment, e.g. desktop PCs, laptops, mobile phones, iPads, and fax machines.
The particular issues relating to Internet access and the transmission of information and images via Twitter, FaceBook, Instagram, and other social media sites.
Those parts of the Western Australian Criminal Code covering unauthorised access to restricted material.
This workshop covers the following risk areas:
Web socialising and social media.
Unauthorised disclosure of confidential information.
Inappropriate use of workplace computers and online services.
Duty of care and cyber safety in the workplace.
Breach of copyright.
What is social media?
“Social media is an umbrella term that defines the various activities that integrate technology, social interaction, and the construction of words, pictures, videos and audio. This interaction, and the manner in which information is presented, depends on the varied perspectives and "building" of shared meaning, as people share their stories, and understandings.”
Relevant information technologies and social media include FaceBook, Twitter, Instagram, email, SMS, YouTube, and transmission of images via mobile phone/computer. All of these applications pose privacy and security challenges.
Engaging with new technologies presents a number of risks for employees. This workshop attempts to identify the key risk factors and provide strategies to minimise the chance of breaching State or Federal legislation.
Some exposure to social media formats would be useful as would some experience in the workforce (full-time, part-time, or casual).