FIVE DO’S AND DON’TS FOR INTERNET POLICY

FIVE DO’S AND DON’TS FOR INTERNET POLICY

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FIVE DO’S AND DON’TS FOR INTERNET POLICY

  1. Make sure you have an internet policy. Develop a clear internet policy that identifies
    what is acceptable and is not acceptable for employees when accessing the internet.
    Include this in employment contracts and make sure when staff are inducted they are
    aware of the policy.

  2. Do not have a one size fits all mentality. You must approach the disciplinary processes
    arising from the breach of the policy with an open mind and follow a fair procedure when
    utilising the policy.

  3. Don’t write the policy and put it in the bottom draw. Circulate the policy regularly so
    people are aware of it. Different businesses will have different levels of need with their
    internet policy but if your need is high make sure that all staff are aware by regularly
    circulating the policy.

  4. Stick to your policy. Don’t have a situation where offensive material is circulated and it is
    only when someone complains that the policy kicks in. Abide by the policy at all levels.

  5. When considering and investigating cases consider the employee’s explanation and
    ensure that like cases are treated with like penalties.