Internet, Email and Social Media

£20.00

Abuse of an organisation’s internet facilities can have serious business consequences which go beyond just loss of productivity.  Employees who access the internet must be aware of what is considered reasonable and responsible use of IT facilities and equipment in the workplace. Employees have a responsibility to use an organisation’s IT facilities in an appropriate manner and to avoid creating unnecessary risks through misuse.

A course designed to highlight your responsibilities when using the organisation’s Internet facilities and equipment or when referring to the organisation on social media from any equipment.

Social media has changed the way we communicate. Recent statistics show that 38 million people in the UK have active social media accounts, spending – on average – more than two hours per day using a variety of different online networking platforms. It seems highly likely that some of this is done in work time. Do you know the amount of time your staff are spending on social media? And are you concerned about what they might be saying?

Description

Abuse of an organisation’s internet facilities can have serious business consequences which go beyond just loss of productivity.  Employees who access the internet must be aware of what is considered reasonable and responsible use of IT facilities and equipment in the workplace. Employees have a responsibility to use an organisation’s IT facilities in an appropriate manner and to avoid creating unnecessary risks through misuse.

A course designed to highlight your responsibilities when using the organisation’s Internet facilities and equipment or when referring to the organisation on social media from any equipment.

Social media has changed the way we communicate. Recent statistics show that 38 million people in the UK have active social media accounts, spending – on average – more than two hours per day using a variety of different online networking platforms. It seems highly likely that some of this is done in work time. Do you know the amount of time your staff are spending on social media? And are you concerned about what they might be saying?

The course describes how employees are expected to use IT facilities such as software applications, email, internet and social media tools in an appropriate manner.  Completion of this course will provide an understanding of the meaning of the following terms and the dangers of engaging in them:

Copyright infringement.
Engaging in discriminatory behaviour.
Contractual liability.
Breach of confidentiality.
Breach of data protection.
Accessing obscene material.
Defamation
Additionally, the Internet Use Policy online Course, explains how employees are responsible for the security of workplace mobile IT equipment. Users have a responsibility to protect mobile IT equipment from falling into the hands of unauthorised third parties. Furthermore, lost or stolen equipment should be reported immediately to management.

Main sections in this Internet and Email Use online training:

  • Overview
  • IT Facilities
  • IT Equipment
  • Test

Is it for me?

This course is ideal for all employees likely to access the internet using work computers.

Objectives:

  • To ensure you are familiar with what is considered appropriate use of workplace IT facilities and equipment.
  • To highlight your responsibilities relating to the use of workplace IT facilities and equipment.
  • To prevent internet users creating unnecessary risks such as litigation and dismissal through misuse of workplace IT facilities and equipment

Certification

Once the 20 minute course has been completed, users are required to take a final test consisting of 10 questions.  The final test has a minimum pass rate requirement of 70%.

On successful completion of the test, users can download and print off a completion certificate.

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