Social media is a very important tool for communicating with our family and friends. Social media platforms as Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Snapchat and many others are fantastic for keeping in touch, sharing information and general entertainment. It should be remembered that the use of instant communication tools must be done carefully, responsibly and with regard to negative consequences, considering that any information posted will stay on the internet for ever. A post that appears innocent from a seafarer’s perspective can be misinterpreted by others to derive unwanted conclusions. We have come up with a few guidelines and a social media check-list to provide helpful and practical advice for you when operating on the internet as an identifiable employee of the Safe Bulkers Inc., and its Management companies, Safe Bulkers Management Ltd., Safe Bulkers Management Monaco Inc., and Safety Management Overseas S.A.
YOU NEED TO RECOGNISE THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A PERSONAL POST AND A COMPANY RELATED POST.
WHILE AN INDIVIDUAL MAY POST IN THE INTERNET ANYTHING CONCERNING SPECIFICALLY HIMSELF, A COMPANY RELATED POST IS STRICKTLY CONTROLLED BY THE CODE OF ETHICS AND THE PRESENT SOCIAL MEDIA POLICY.
The following guidelines should be considered before posting online.
The following social media check-list should be considered before posting online. Ask yourself:
If your answer is “no” to any of the above questions, you should probably reconsider your post.
For inquiries about whether a situation violates any applicable law, rule, regulation or Company policy please send an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Each inquiry sent will be reviewed by the Company which will develop a strategy for the investigation of such inquiry and, if necessary, the implementation of any corrective action. In conducting any review or investigation, the Company will use reasonable efforts to protect the confidentiality consistent with the need to conduct an adequate investigation.
This Policy applies to all employees, directors, officers, agents and crew on board vessels, of Safe Bulkers Inc., its subsidiaries and to all employees, directors, officers, agents of Safe Bulkers Management Ltd., Safe Bulkers Management Monaco Inc., and of Safety Management Overseas S.A.
Social media is a fantastic innovation available to seafarers. It can close the distance between ship and shore and bring your family into your cabin and if used carefully and sensibly, it can enhance the life on board.