Creating a safe space for your social organisation and the people it works with through social media

  • We are more than aware of the concerns organisations have, and the people they work with, when using social media.

    In this blog post, we want to discuss just a couple of ways social organisations can create a safe space for the people they work with, and fully embrace social media. /images/social_media_world.png

    1)      Create a closed Facebook Group - Many are scared to use Facebook, at least in their own name, for fear they could be found. This means it's highly unlikely that the people you work with will communicate with you on your main page. In order to build a community and get people talking, we suggest you create a closed Facebook group. With a closed Facebook group only people added by the creators of the group (this would be your organisation) would be able to use it. This means you can monitor who is using the group, who sees other members and what the discussion is about. Unless added, nobody would even know the group exists.

    2)      Teach the people you work with about privacy settings - Many people are unaware of how they can utilise privacy settings to ensure no private information is spread. Teach the people you work with how they can use privacy settings to their full potential to ensure its safety of use.

    3)      Share helpful links - Even if you create a safe space, people still may feel uncomfortable in creating accounts to interact with you. Nevertheless you should not use that to prevent you from having social media accounts. Instead of trying to create conversations, use the platforms to post help links to sites that may help the people you work with and become a hub of information for people who need it.

    If you need more ways on how to create a safe social media space, get in touch. We'd be more than happy to help.

    What do you think of this? Tweet us your comments @suppsolutions

    This blog post has been written by our sister company The Media Bubble who specialise in social media for the social sector.

Related articles

  • Read More


    The online survey posed questions to 1,479 people between ages 14 to 24 to rate which social media platform (of YouTube, Instagram, Snapchat, Facebook and Twitter) negatively impact their users.The...

  • Read More


    INSTAGRAMGOOGLE TRANSLATEHOMESWAPPER MATCHESFACEBOOK LIVEWHATSAPPTAWKYou can download these apps online and via Android or IOS devices as well. Enjoy!What do you think? Please tweet...

  • Read More


    Some of such devices and apps which will be available in April 2017 are:AliveCor- A mobile heart monitor (strapped to the back of a smartphone) which will also save NHS money, reducing need for...

  • Read More


    The #UKHousingFast is a social media campaign which is led by people living and working in social housing to support the activities of Trussell Trust.This fast is in its third year and will take...

  • Read More

    Twitter leads national campaign for compassionate care

    #HelloMyNameIs is a social media based campaign created by one doctor, Kate Granger, in order to encourage healthcare professionals to introduce themselves to patients.The campaign is now being...

  • Read More

    Social media for housing associations

    Online engagement between many commercial and charitable organisations and their clients and users has become very popular. However, many housing organisations have not succeeded as well as they...

  • Read More

    An effective social media strategy for your social organisation

    It is important to reach a position on social media where the community feels comfortable in sharing the content that you post.Your content should reflect the trust and integrity your users have for...

  • Read More

    The Social Media Presence of Social Organisations

    However, there are still many organisations who are not taking full advantage of social media platforms by not regularly updating their users and followers with content, nor sharing links that their...

  • Read More

    Charity urges homelessness to be put to an end

    Homeless Link, in its manifesto to end homelessness, has urged the next Government to end rough sleeping, ensure employment and welfare support, provide more homes and protect the rights of tenants,...

  • Read More

    Instagram for your Social Organisation

    It has beat Twitter in terms of number of users, but it is currently outperforming in terms of engagement as well.Instagram's engagement is 50 times higher than Twitter. The difference is a large...

Responding to the DWP Consultation:  Housing Benefit Reform - Supported Housing "I found the event informative and timely it helped me to complete our response to DWP without which I would have struggled." S.S. - Safe House


Briefing Signup