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    Safeguarding Personal Data on Social Media

    Social media gives us opportunities to engage, network and communicate with colleagues internally within the Company, and externally with customers, suppliers and partners. However, much of the content on social media is personal data, and it must be protected under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Learn how to protect personal data and comply with the GDPR when using social media. 

    In this course, you'll learn about how to use social media safely and responsibly, use any personal or special category data appropriately and protect all personal data in accordance with our Data Protection Policy and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

    Learning Objectives

    This course will prepare your employees to:

    • Understand the impact of GDPR in the world of social media
    • Appreciate the benefits and risks of placing personal data into social media sites
    • Use social media safely and professionally
    • Explain and comply with the Company's Social Media Policy
    • Understand how our policy on the use of social media, links to our data protection policy

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    Course contents

    • What is Safeguarding Personal Data on Social Media?
    • Should you use social media?
    • Getting started
    • You make the call: Account types
    • Your profile
    • You make the call: Tweet or don't tweet?
    • Joining discussions
    • Question 1: Responding to hostile messages
    • Question 2: Legal matters
    • Question 3: Call centre
    • Question 4: Responding to blog comments
    • Exercise caution when exposing personal information
    • Exposing personal information?
    • Researching social media for recruitment
    • Engaging with clients over Social Media
    • Social engineering
    • LinkedIn
    • Protecting your information
    • Constantly check your account's privacy settings
    • Previewing your profile


    Duration Approximately 30 minutes
    Audience Suitable for all staff - includes examples and interactivities designed for staff at all levels and best practice do's and don'ts for managers
    Prerequisites No previous knowledge or experience required
    Design SHARD-compliant, responsive display on all devices, accessibility on screen readers, visual design controlled via client style sheet
    Assessment Ten-question assessment
    Test-out Ability to offer optional test-out, whereby users can choose to skip the course content and complete the learning assignment simply by passing the assessment 
    iExpress Supplementary four-minute iExpress interactive video provided to create awareness and interest about the topic
    Deployment AICC and SCORM 1.2-compliant, suitable for both hosted and deployed SCORM or AICC
    Compatibility All Windows, Mac OSX, iOS, Android (Flash-free for mobile compatibility)
    Tailoring Fully customisable on Skillcast Portal CMS
    Translation Pre-translated versions not available, but all text content can be exported for translation into all languages
    Localisation Based on UK legislation, but suitable for global audiences upon the removal of UK-specific references and translation as necessary


    We offer several off-the-shelf subscription options for you to train your staff using this course and others in this library. Alternatively, you may purchase a perpetual licence to this course and tailor it completely to fit in with your business or go for something totally bespoke that we build for you ground up. Visit our pricing page for more details on all these options.

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