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Social media users reminded to be more responsible
19/06/2015
As a communication tool, social media has a key role in society and has become a valuable tool to connect people, share information and create content quickly and creatively.  But there still a lack of knowledge and understanding of etiquette when using social media. 
 
Social media users who may still be trying to understand the concept of what is good social media etiquette should take reference from the norms social etiquette in real life.  How you behave on the internet is a reflection of you and could affect your future career prospects.
 
Some things to remember:
 
1.      Be respectful – How you behave on the internet is a reflection of you. Just because you are “hiding” behind a computer doesn’t allow you to act as you please. You still need to treat people properly.
 
2.      Play by the rules – Be respectful of group and community rules and always follow the terms of use of the social media platform you are using.  Failure to do this may result in losing access privileges to the group or platform.
 
3.      Don’t be too quick to react – Responsible social media users must take into consideration of the consequences of their activities. Before sharing content, ask yourself if it is appropriate to share it, will it offend or upset anyone and should it be made public.
 
Some examples of irresponsible social media use are spreading gruesome pictures of the injured or deceased, discomforting jokes and rumours.  These are actions which can upset and offend the recipients, cause public panic, tarnish reputations or even be criminal in nature.  Social media users are reminded that national laws still apply to their online activities. 
 
Members of the public are encouraged to report inappropriate online behaviour to the CAC through email info.cac@aiti.gov.bn