The idea of a Safety Meeting in a minute is a great idea, which I must thank Tim Greene of Networld for sharing in a PCWorld article yesterday. What’s different if you haven’t figured it out is this is not your typical construction site safety meeting. We’re talking about Internet Safety and I believe the idea is fantastic.
The premise is if you had to take a 1-minute internet safety lesson before being allowed access to the Internet your employees would recognize just how important it is to protect their identity and the electronic information contained within the company. The article mentions many of the popular social media sites but doesn’t give you 10 lessons to kick start the idea. So why not make this blog post a place for everyone to share their ideas…and build a 100 or more “lessons”? I’m extending this to LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter too (as I believe a 140 character tip will ensure the time constraint of keeping it to one minute).
To get us started, here are a few of my one minute safety tips:
Know your company’s policy on Social Media use (Write a corporate policy on Social Media)
Make all your passwords more than one word in length and include at least one number
Never write (post) anything you wouldn’t want your mom or your boss to read (or see)
Text Messages from your Blackberry are “discoverable” so think of them as business emails
If you blog independently of work, make sure it is understood the contents are not the opinions of a past, current or future employer, but only that of the blogger’s
If you post while at work to Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn make sure it is work or industry related (see corporate policy)
Never open attachments or click hyperlinks from people you don’t know and trust
Now that you get the idea, let’s hear your one minute (or less) lessons and Tips. I promise to share them with you all!