The following social media policy was adopted at the 2017 August meeting.
Normanhurst Public School P&C Association is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for all members of the school community. This includes ensuring effective and positive communications in all mediums.
The Normanhurst Public School P&C Association intend to utilise all forms of communication to promote the work of the P&C Association, the school and to engage community.
The President (or alternatively one of Treasurer/Secretary as agreed by the Association) is responsible for the administration and moderating of all Normanhurst Public School P&C Association social media. A minimum of 3 administrators should be registered for each social media format who receive email notifications (where possible) when anyone interacts with our page. Further moderators may be appointed by the Association where a genuine need exists for the promotion of P&C events and dissemination of information to parents and the community.
Social media is defined as a group of online applications such as social networking sites, wikis, blogs, microblogs, video and audio sharing sites, and message boards that allow people to easily publish, share and discuss content.
The purpose of social media is to facilitate conversations in a dialogue, an opportunity to promote, listen, share, collaborate and respond to our colleagues and communities.
In using social media all P&C members agree to follow Normanhurst Public School P&C Association policies including the Code of Conduct.
Members agree to be clear in representing the P&C Association. Where a member is not representing the P&C Association it should be made clear that comments are made by you as an individual. Members shall be mindful that your role with the Normanhurst Public School P&C Association may create a connection between what you say online and the P&C Association itself. Identify yourself when discussing P&C Association related topics or issues.
Where a member uses social media they shall represent the P&C Association well and be sure that the content published is consistent with expected professional standards.
Members shall be mindful that social media posts may have consequences where they are not appropriate.
Members will respect copyright and show respect for copyright laws and fair use of copyrighted materials owned by others, including user-generated content. Members will be polite and considerate in all social media activities. Where a post is negative or brings disrepute to the P&C Association it shall be reported immediately to the moderator for removal. Where a party continues to post negative comments they may be blocked from the Normanhurst Public School P&C Association social media accounts.