Why These Guidelines Were Created

Purpose and Scope

Social media is a part of life that is not going away and continues to evolve. These guidelines will help employees make appropriate choices about the use of social media for personal use both in and out of the workplace and understand the potential impacts of its use in the context of their employment.

There’s no new policy in these guidelines: the guidelines’ purpose is to alert BC Public Service employees to key considerations, as public servants, when using social media for personal use to ensure conduct remains in keeping with the Standards of Conduct and other already-existing policies and guidelines.


 What’s the Same – Making Thoughtful Choices

 What’s Different?

 What Do These Guidelines Cover?

 Other Guidance on Social Media