The Church of England has come up with what they call The Ten Digital Commandments. I heard the Wally Show on WayFM talk about these July 3, 2019. So I had to look into them and share them.
1. Don’t rush in
‘Responding quickly doesn’t mean doing so without due consideration’
2. Transient yet permanent
‘Social media updates are immediate and will outdate quickly BUT they can have a more lasting impact’
3. You’re an ambassador
‘If talking about a church matter, make it clear that these are your personal opinions’
4. Don’t hide
‘Anonymity and ‘hiding’ behind aliases when using social media is frowned upon’
5. Don’t blur private life boundaries
‘There are risks associated with personal opinions being seen as public’ statements
6. Be aware of safeguarding
‘The informality that social media encourages can mean that it might be harder to maintain a professional distance’
7. Don’t share certain images
‘Make sure you have permission from anybody who features in the image before sharing’
8. Stay within legal frameworks
‘If you wouldn’t say something in a public meeting or to someone’s face – don’t say it online’
9. Keep confidences
‘Remember: Is this story mine to share? If in doubt, don’t’
10. Be mindful of your security
‘Don’t overshare personal information’
No these don’t replace the 10 Commandments that God gave us. BTW, that Church of England is Catholic.
These new rules are part of the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby online principles that was part of a live Q&A at Facebook’s UK headquarters.
The Church said it hopes the radical move will help Christians steer clear of the perils of social media sites such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
On the Wally Show on WayFM they said there was only nine of them. But, When I looked into it there were ten. However, the DJ’s on the Wally Show shared what they believe the 10th one should be. Follow this blog, as I will share what they say.
It also reminds me of the Beatitudes of Social Media post.