Social media activities, from posts on Instagram to comments on Twitter, often blur the lines between private and public, personal and professional. Getting the balance right between sharing your knowledge, experiences, opinions, feelings and life and respecting CERN rules and regulations can be challenging.
If your social media account or activities include mentions of or refer to CERN, it is worth reflecting on whether your subject, message and choice of words are appropriate.
Social media guidelines are available and apply to all CERN contributors (i.e. staff members, fellows, apprentices, associates, users and students). These cover how to post responsibly, correctly, clearly and reasonably. They ask you to be cautious with external sources and products, and require you to respect CERN’s rules and its reputation, as well as privacy, confidentiality and intellectual property.