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Social Media Policy

The Man In The Moon recognises that networking with friends and family via social media is enjoyable. However, we have to balance this against our duty to maintain the confidentiality of children and parents attending our activities, as well as ensuring that our good reputation is upheld.

Crew members must remember that they are ambassadors for The Man In The Moon both within and outside of working hours and are expected to conduct themselves accordingly when using social media sites.

This policy covers (but is not limited to) social media platforms such as:

  • Twitter

  • Facebook

  • YouTube

  • TikTok

  • Tumblr

  • Instagram

  • Personal blogs and websites

  • Comments posted on third-party blogs or websites

  • Online forums

Social media rules

When using social media sites, crew members must not:

  • Post anything that could damage our reputation.

  • Post anything that could offend other crew members, parents/carers or children using our services.

  • Publish any photographs or materials that could identify the children at our activities.

  • Accept invitations from parents to connect via social media (e.g. friend requests on Facebook) unless they already know the parent in a private capacity.

  • Discuss with parents any issues relating to their child or our services. Instead, invite the parent to raise the issue with us directly.

Any crew member who posts content or comments that breach confidentiality or which could harm our reputation or that of other crew members, or who publishes photographs of our activities or children, will face disciplinary action in line with our Disciplinary policy.

General cautions for using social media

When using social media in any context, it is wise to bear in mind the following points:

  • No information published via the internet is ever totally secure; if you don't want the information to become public, do not post it online.

  • Once an image or information is in the public domain, it is potentially there forever - Google never forgets!

Related policies: Mobile Phone, Confidentiality, Disciplinary and Safeguarding.

​Reviewed: 10 May 2022

Review Period: 24 months​

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