social media user type

Club and Team:​  These use social media to communicate with their members. Bad choices can get you kicked out.

School:​ Educators face ​the special challenge of preventing social media abuse by hundreds of immature users. Social media policies are essential.

Organization:  ​Charities, nonprofits, and associations  need social media policies to guide their members, protect their image and message, and prepare for an unexpected crisis.

​Government:​  Local governments and their affiliated agencies need social media policies to establish proper interactions with the public and clear disciplinary penalties.

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Employee:​  Workers have both rights and responsibilities when referring to their employer on social media.

Manager:​  Enforcing the company's social media policy is your job, but be careful not to overstep your authority making you liable in a lawsuit.

Owner:  Even the smallest business must have a social media presence to attract customers, and a social media policy to protect its brand and help avoid lawsuits and liability.

Lawyer:​ Social media impacts both the running of a law practice and many cases attorneys face. The modern lawyer must be well versed in social media law.

Selecting your social media user type will help this website direct you to information that applies to you. Different people use social media in different ways and must deal with different dangers, rules, and options. Keep in mind that most people fall into multiple categories at different times. 

Select the particular way you use social media when dealing with a specific situation. Each link will take you to a user guide and direct you to more specific information on dangers, rules, and options that may apply to your particular social media situation.   

User:​ Anyone using social media for personal and private use. This is the default category if none other applies. 

Victim:​ Someone harmed by the social media use of others. This includes victims of cyberbullying, cyberstalking, and sexting.

Accused: Someone subjected to disciplinary or legal action for allegedly misusing social media. Accused does not mean guilty. Know your rights.

Consumer:  Someone using social media in commerce.  Merchants tricking consumers with unfair business practices on social media can be liable for financial damages.  

Child:​ Kids watch their parents use social media and they want to join in. Start them off right with good social media education. 

Teen:​  Middle and high school kids are among the most voracious users of social media, and make some of the worst decisions. Watch them carefully!

Parent:  It is exceedingly difficult to instruct kids on proper social media use when parents don't understand how it works themselves. Learn what you can do.

Extended Family:​  Grandparents, babysitters and caretakers may post photos and information about your family on social media without permission exposing you to strangers.

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