Nothing works anymore without the Internet. This certainly has many advantages. What is regulated in real life by laws, values and norms should also apply to the network. However, this is sometimes forgotten during the quick clicks. Or one is not even aware of having acted wrongly. Often it is not malicious intent at all, but ignorance and carelessness that leads to a media faux pas.
As a young and fast-growing association, we at Menschenfreude e.V. also use the broad facets of the Internet and social media. Therefore, it is important for us to have a social media guideline to which members, partners and also guests can orient themselves. The aim is to raise awareness of how to act with the medium of the Internet.
Everyone is responsible for their own behavior and statements on the Internet. What should be kept in mind is that anything once published on the Internet does not disappear so quickly. Everyone should be aware of their own privacy and familiarize themselves with the privacy settings on the platforms they use.
Laws apply just as much on the Internet. It is therefore important to comply with legal requirements such as data protection, personal rights, copyright and trademark law.
Treating one’s counterpart with respect is a matter of course. Accordingly, it is necessary to observe the rules of decency and respectful behavior towards others. Insults, obscenities or slurs are undesirable.
Every member of the association who is active for the association should be aware of the message the association wants to convey: to bring joy to people. This is especially true if you are recognizable as a member, in actions or projects that are presented on the Internet and where you represent the association.
Our Facebook and Instagram page offer great ways to communicate. However, the first contact should be made personally or via our eMail address. Therefore, we reserve the right not to respond to unknown requests via social media in order to maintain seriousness.