Virtual Boundaries: Ethical Considerations for Use of Social Media in Social Work
In real life, we often use physical cues to help us identify our role and put the appropriate boundaries in place, but online it is more difficult to determine where our boundaries lie. This article provides and overview of various social media tools and uses along with personal and professional considerations to help in guiding the ethical use of social media tools. As the use of social media continues to grow, the importance of virtual boundaries will also rise. Therefore, proactive considerations that include policies and guidelines that encourage responsible and ethical use of social media are needed to help social workers mediate personal and professional boundaries.
Kimball, Ericka and Kim, JaeRan, "Virtual Boundaries: Ethical Considerations for Use of Social Media in Social Work" (2013). Social Work Publications. 306.