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Social Media HMP policy

Post by JCOX4 » Fri Mar 06, 2020 10:02 am

I dont think you will get many people share the establishment they work in or have applied for buddy. Security reasons and all that.
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Re: Isle of Wight Commute

Post by Jambogmail1 » Fri Mar 06, 2020 11:01 am

That makes a lot of sense, I know this is off topic but with security I’m guessing it restricts social media. Such as do not put your job on Fbook or disclose anything work related?

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Re: Isle of Wight Commute

Post by JCOX4 » Fri Mar 06, 2020 11:08 am

Fron what I can tell on the various threads and diarys I have read, I believe social media is pretty frowned upon in the service.
Maybe an existing officer could clarify the rules?
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Re: Isle of Wight Commute

Post by northorsouth » Fri Mar 06, 2020 11:26 am

Hi all

From the moment you begin any kind of shadowing or training they will discuss the social media policy with you and it although long winded it’s overall rules are don’t do it

Keep your job off, make profiles as private as possible, if you can change your name slightly. I have my first name and my 3 initials as my surname, I know others that use first and middle names

When you get the discussions you’ll see why but you really don’t want yourself to be left open to these guys being behind their doors looking you up in some way or another!

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Re: Isle of Wight Commute

Post by Popsy » Fri Mar 06, 2020 12:25 pm

I was thinking about this the other day. I'm not on any social media but I have a very unique surname. When you search it on Facebook the only results that come up are my family members and one random guy. Could that be an issue? Would I be able to go by my mums maiden name or something whilst working there?

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Re: Isle of Wight Commute

Post by northorsouth » Fri Mar 06, 2020 12:40 pm

You can be whatever you want on your fb, as long as you try and keep yourself as private as possible you’ll be just fine :slbg:

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Re: Isle of Wight Commute

Post by gaboo » Fri Mar 06, 2020 2:04 pm

Personally I kept my name the same on Facebook, I figured they'd find me no matter what anyways, but as I very rarely use it I'm not in the slightest bit concerned. But then I know others I have worked with who were found on there by prisoners, who then questioned the officer about her family/kids, so not a very nice experience for her.

Basically If I used it more then yeh I would for sure change my name on it, as I'd say 95% of officers do. And strictly had no mention of the prison on there, but that was all my personal preference
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Re: Isle of Wight Commute

Post by Jambogmail1 » Fri Mar 06, 2020 5:21 pm

That’s all good to know and very sensible, I would happily change my name,I only use social media to keep updated with my godchildren activity’s and the odd bit of FBook.

Wouldn’t be nice if they found me and somehow viewed my family and friends.

With the above said I guess it’s best if not mandatory that you keep your surname and all personal details where your from etc from all inmates?

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Re: Isle of Wight Commute

Post by gaboo » Fri Mar 06, 2020 6:09 pm

At my establishment we only used surnames. I didn't tell the prisoners mine or anyone else first names.

Unfortunately though, they WILL find it out one way or another. As for where your from etc that shouldn't be too hard really. I kept my private life and work life very separate with regards to the prisoners with no problem
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Re: Isle of Wight Commute

Post by JCOX4 » Fri Mar 06, 2020 6:36 pm

Gaboo what do you say when they ask you personal questions like that?
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Re: Isle of Wight Commute

Post by gaboo » Fri Mar 06, 2020 8:30 pm

Several ways to answer depending on your rapport with the prisoner. If I got on well with them I'd just tell them to mind there own business. If not so well I would either say simply "I'm not going to answer that" or be very vague. I.e "where abouts do you live Gov?" I might just say " south Birmingham ".

To be honest though most prisoners won't ask as they know there's boundaries and that you wont tell them, bust BBC they may always try, especially when your new there it can be easy to slip up without thinking
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