This week you read about some important issues pertaining to the use of technology and social media and how this intersects with ethical issues in human service professions. For this week’s task, do the following:
First, revisit the Codes of Ethics you explored for your earlier “Exploring Careers and Ethical Guidelines” challenge assignment. Return to the links to the guidelines and review carefully to see if there are any guidelines specifically pertaining to (a) the use of technology (e.g. storing client files, etc) and (b) the use of social media or other similar technology (e.g. facebook, twitter, etc).
For each, copy/paste any passages that address guidelines about technology. Then, write a brief summary/reflection addressing why you believe the given guidelines are important given the area of work and also addressing any areas you think may be missing or could be strengthened. For instance, not all organizations have guidelines pertaining to social media yet, if this is the case for your chosen set of guidelines, suggest why it would be important and also make suggestions about how a guideline might read.
Finally, after you have completed the steps above, think about your own use of social media (or, your “social media footprint”). How do you use social media/the internet? What platforms do you use? Are there any changes or specific strategies/steps you may consider taking to make sure you are appropriate balancing your professional image/responsibilities online? Explain.
Please organize your work on this challenge assignment worksheet.
you have to use the worksheet attached