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The Drum reports on Parliament Street reseach into social media misuse

The Drum reports on Parliament Street reseach into social media misuse

The Drum, a global media platform and the biggest marketing website in Europe, has covered new Parliament Street research into social media misuse in the Home Office: Three sacked by Home Office for social media misuse The Home Office has revealed that it has sacked three people for their use of social media. An FOI request submitted by think tank […]

by · 11th February 2013 · Press Room
IT Pro cover Parliament Street research into social media misuse at the Home Office

IT Pro cover Parliament Street research into social media misuse at the Home Office

ITPro, the comprehensive technology news & reviews hub for IT professionals has covered new Parliament Street research into social media misuse at the Home Office: Facebook, MySpace and Bebo cited in FOI request. Three civil servants working at the Home Office have been dismissed for misusing social media, according to a Freedom of Information request. The three sackings came to light […]

by · 11th February 2013 · Press Room
CloudPro report on Parliament Street social media research

CloudPro report on Parliament Street social media research

CloudPro,  the number one cloud computing resource for business leaders and senior IT professionals has reported on new Parliament Street research into social media misuse by the Home Office: Freedom of Information request unearths dismissals for misusing Facebook, Bebo and MySpace Three Home Office civil servants have been sacked for misusing social media, according to a Freedom of Information request. […]

by · 11th February 2013 · Press Room
Huffington Post – Department For Transport Staff Sacked For ‘Misuse Of Social Media’

Huffington Post – Department For Transport Staff Sacked For ‘Misuse Of Social Media’

Steven George-Hilley comments, to theHuffington Post, on freedom of information act requests that revealed up to five workers at the Department of Transport had been sacked for misuse of social media. “Government departments should be encouraging responsible use of social media, not oppressing it. Many employees rely on social media channels to communicate with their colleagues and employers, particularly during […]

by · 22nd January 2013 · Press Room
Steven George-Hilley writes for civilsociety.co.uk

Steven George-Hilley writes for civilsociety.co.uk

Published on civilsociety.co.uk on 22 Jan 2013: The hidden world of aid A recent trip to The Gambia revealed to Steven George-Hilley a hidden network of people who met, kept in touch and delivered aid through social media channels. We all know that the tidal wave of social media tools has helped connect millions of people all over the world, […]

by · 22nd January 2013 · Press Room
Deutsche Welle (DW) report on our North Korea research paper

Deutsche Welle (DW) report on our North Korea research paper

Deutsche Welle (DW), Germany’s international broadcaster has reported on our new paper, Fostering Democracy in North Korea:   North Korean defector calls on Europe for help UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay has called for a ‘long overdue’ investigation into North Korea’s rights situation, the improvement of which defector Kim Joo Il says can only happen with Europe’s […]

by · 14th January 2013 · Press Room
Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development cover Parliament Street research

Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development cover Parliament Street research

The Charted Institute of Personnel and Development have covered our new research into social media misuse at the Department of Work and Pensions:   Government department sacks staff over social media abuse More than 100 workers disciplined for using Twitter and Facebook Eleven civil servants at the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) have been sacked for misusing Twitter or […]

by · 11th January 2013 · Press Room
The Guardian – Eleven work and pensions civil servants sacked for using Twitter or Facebook

The Guardian – Eleven work and pensions civil servants sacked for using Twitter or Facebook

Wednesday 9th January 2013   Steven George-Hilley, Parliament Street’s Director of Technology comments on news that eleven civil servants have been sacked for mis-use of Twitter. He said: “In a social media age, it beggars belief that employees are being banned from using sites like Twitter and Facebook in the workplace. Read more

by · 9th January 2013 · Press Room, News
Latin and Greek ‘should be taught in every school’ – report

Latin and Greek ‘should be taught in every school’ – report

Coverage of Parliament Street’s report on classics teaching. Students who take the subjects at Oxford receive lessons in basic grammar and syntax because their school education has been so lacking, according to the Parliament Street report. Too often, the report argues, the school syllabus is closer to studying classical civilisation than the language. Read more

by · 23rd December 2012 · Press Room, News
BBC sacks two workers for misusing Twitter

BBC sacks two workers for misusing Twitter

Steven George-Hilley, director of technology at right-wing think tank Parliament Street, which obtained the figures, said organisations should train staff so that they do not publicly tweet grievances in the first place.   “Misuse of social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook by employees can compromise the integrity of publicly funded organisations and trigger long-term reputational damage.” Read more

by · 27th November 2012 · Press Room