We would be lost without our electronic communication items, but sometimes they can get us into trouble.
Therefore, here are some boundaries that I think are great in protecting people all round.
Send Group Emails.
Social Chat in groups NOT one on one.
Staff communicate through Church email or work email NOT personal email, so evidence is there if need in the future. If you do receive any personal email to do with your position at Church, then forward it onto your Church email address and reply from there.
Contact under 16’s through their home phone or parents mobile and ask the parents permission if it is ok to speak with their child about………
SMS information only to youth. Ring if the SMS turns into a conversation.
Don’t message through Social Media.
Keep writing on Social Media Walls to minimum light message.
Don’t give out any phone numbers or addresses of others without their permission.
Stay away from video chatting, on any device, with a minor.