Eye on Ethics: To Post or Not to Post: Ethical Challenges in a Digital World

Frederic G. Reamer, Rhode Island College


In this digital world social workers now have many opportunities to exercise judgment about their online conduct. Most contemporary social workers concluded their formal social work education before the advent of Facebook, Google, Bing, LinkedIn, Twitter, Skype, Instagram, Snapchat, and other digital applications. Now, of course, this technology is pervasive in both professionals' and clients' lives, thus requiring social workers to be mindful of a wide range of novel ethical challenges.