The Network Announces New Social Media Ethics Course Designed to Better Protect Companies, Employees

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Interactive Training Helps Employees Understand Risks Resulting from Misuse of Social Media in the Workplace

The Network, Inc.

The Network, Inc.

The Network, Inc., a leading provider of governance, risk and compliance (GRC) solutions, today announced the release of its latest employee training course entitled “Social Media: Making Responsible Connections.” The course helps companies ensure their workforce understands the ground rules for responsible and ethical networking and the organizational risks possible from the misuse of social media.

The new social media training course uses The Network’s unique, engaging and interactive teaching approach to explain social technologies and the associated risks, such as reputational damage, exposure of confidential information, security issues and liabilities. Along with helping employees understand personal privacy, the course details the best practices that employees should follow when using social media on behalf of their company.

“Organizations often struggle to balance the advantages of this medium with the potential risks such as the disclosure of proprietary information and damage to brand and reputation,” said Julie Moriarty, general manager of training & communications strategy at The Network. “Responsible networking is important to employees as well as the company, and this training provides best practice guidelines for social networking activity.”

Moriarty continued: “This course provides specific guidelines as to what employees should and should not do in regards to social media and reminds them that what they post potentially has far-reaching implications. Remember, the internet never forgets.”

“We designed our social media training with a contemporary style for a contemporary topic, so that it resonates with people and helps employees and companies alike stay protected,” said Jay Thomas, creative director at The Network. “We use contextual scenarios and interactive decision point exercises to show the risks of misusing social media tools. The intent of the course is not to prohibit or limit social networking, but to encourage appropriate use.”

Part of the enterprise SaaS-based Integrated GRC Suite, the first natively integrated GRC software platform in the compliance industry, The Network’s training solutions for ethics and compliance help organizations address critical workplace issues and see the connections between training and the other aspects of their compliance initiatives. Designed specifically to provide an engaging experience for employees, The Network’s vector-animated courses are cost-effective, easy to deploy, and can be configured to reflect client-specific messaging, branding and policies. The courses are available in multiple languages and accessible via mobile devices to support global enterprises.

For more information on The Network’s training solutions and the Integrated GRC Suite, visit


About The Network, Inc.

The Network is a leading provider of integrated governance, risk and compliance (GRC) solutions that allow organizations to create better workplaces and ethical cultures. The Network’s Integrated GRC Suite, recognized as the “Apple of GRC” by GRC 20/20, is the first natively integrated enterprise GRC software platform in the compliance industry. The Suite was built to leverage the way employees retain and apply ethics and compliance information and helps companies prevent, detect and remediate non-compliance and unethical conduct. A SaaS-based technology solution, the Suite integrates policy management, training and communications, Code of Conduct, surveys and assessments, and case management, all on a reporting and analytics platform. Originally established as the first whistleblower hotline provider in 1982, The Network serves thousands of organizations in every industry, including nearly half of the Fortune 500. For more information, visit

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Cindy Knezevich
The Network, Inc.

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