A-04 - Ethics and Technology: The Role of Social Media and Avoiding Ethical Dilemmas   Intermediate

  Child Abuse (Physical/Sexual)

This presentation describes the role of social networking sites in today’s culture and their prevalence in the lives of both adults and children. The unique responsibilities of those in the medical, legal, law enforcement, victim services and advocacy fields are described to highlight common pitfalls of social media use by professionals. The audience sees examples pulled from various media sites that could cause ethical issues. Hypotheticals are given to encourage audience participation and interaction in determining whether social media use crosses an ethical boundary. Privacy issues are also addressed.