Social Media

The Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) has launched an online workshop inviting registrants and stakeholders to share their views on what should be included in their draft social media guidance. Participants will be able to respond to questions until 24 May about the use of social media and networking…
Facebook is training its computers to become seeing-eye guides for blind and visually impaired people as they scroll through the pictures posted on the world's largest online social network. The feature rolling out on Facebook's iPhone and iPad apps interprets what's in a picture using a form of artificial intelligence…
Social media is to be targeted in a campaign to prevent child sexual exploitation. It aims to provide information for parents and young people about the risks of exploitation and action that can be taken to reduce the chances of it happening, the Scottish Government said. A ParentLine survey found…
The makers of Wallace and Gromit have produced a short film to address people's misconceptions about dementia. The online video from Aardman Animations features former Doctor Who star Christopher Eccleston, whose father Ronnie died following a 14-year battle with the illness. The 90-second film for Alzheimer's Research UK uses stop…
Dr Jane Reeves of the Centre for Child Protection at the University of Kent has been commended by police for creating a tool to educate pupils on extremism and internet safety. Dr Reeves, Co-Director of the Centre for Child Protection, worked with colleagues and Kent Police to develop Zak, a…
We’re all aware of the power, and the increasing popularity, of story to get a message across. And visual stories can be even more powerful. The quick creation of online, multimedia stories is possible using Medium. Medium enables the publication of stories that comprise text, web links, videos and photographs.…
Social networking sites are not doing enough to protect children from online dangers such as sexual abuse and cyber bullying, the NSPCC has warned. The charity has accused companies of being more concerned about their profits than trying to protect youngsters from predators and bullies. Thousands of children have asked…
Wednesday, 15 Jul, 2015

Engage: Social care evidence base

Social care may be the poor relation of healthcare with regard to research funding, but it’s something of a myth that it is not evidence-based, says Research in Practice Director Dez Holmes (How good is the social care sector at building an evidence base? Guardian Social Care Network, 7 July…
To mark Dementia Awareness Week (18–24 May 2015), the National Skills Academy (NSA) for Health are releasing a series of podcasts in which a panel of experts will discuss key dementia care issues. You can discuss the themes and topics highlighted in the each podcast via live daily twitter chats.…
Facebook can help people recover from mental health problems but it needs to be used cautiously and strategically as it can also make symptoms worse, new research shows. The effects of Facebook on ‘severe and enduring’ mental health conditions has not previously been studied in depth. Dr Keelin Howard told…
Ever wondered what prospective employers value when looking at a LinkedIn profile? According to new research it's not a person's number of connections, recommendations or their clever contributions to groups, but the description which really matters. The independent study was conducted among 100 HR heads of some of the UK's…
Monday, 2 Mar, 2015

Webwatch - Storify

Networking and participating at events can help us learn new skills and keep up to date with what’s happening in our area of interest. Social media is increasingly being used as a way for people to be social at events and to have conversations with others about projects and resources…
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