You can now read 10 articles in a month for free on BostonGlobe.com. Read as much as you want anywhere and anytime for just 99¢.

The Boston Globe

South

Scituate

Social media policy approved

Continue reading below

Selectmen approved a social media policy for town employees at their Oct 15 meeting in an effort to bring town rules and bylaws into the 21st century. “Ideally, given the way that computers have consumed or taken on a major role in our society, it’s good to have in place these policies so people can’t turn around and say, ‘Gee, I didn’t know you couldn’t do that,’ ” said Selectman John Danehey. “We tend to think we state the obvious . . . but people say, ‘You should have warned us.’ That’s what this entails.” The policy addresses the use of social media at work, gives guidelines for appropriate use of social media, and specifies that there is no privacy with town systems. “In the past, people may feel they have a right to privacy in e-mails, but you don’t,” Danehey said. “The social media policy spells that out.”

You have reached the limit of 10 free articles in a month

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week