While social network profiles are easy to set up and use, it is important that you keep a professional distance online, just as you would in the ‘offline’ world.
Think carefully about how any digital communication might appear to a third party. Compared with a conversation in the real world, technology increases the potential for messages to be seen out of context, misinterpreted or forwarded to others. The use of sarcasm and innuendo are not appropriate and it is essential to remember that you are in a position of trust.
If you have a website or have set up a social networking site for your group, bear in mind that once you place something there, it is in the public domain, which means people can access it, change it and share it with others.