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Boston, MA: Cengage Learning.Social workers should also use self-reflection and self-regulation to manage personal values and maintain professionalism in practice situations. (Kirst-Ashman & Hull Jr.,2018). Social workers should work in the privacy in their offices and be able to have access to client’s private information, only in a place of business. Befriending clients or former clients on social media could lead to issues as well as create a dual relationship.If a client is aware of what you post on your spare time it can give them too much access to your personal beliefs and cause an interference in your work. Dual relationships can either impact a social worker negatively or in a positive light. In most circumstances harmful relationships can be created by social worker sharing personal information. (Reamer,2002). Social Workers should always discuss the cons and pros of being active on each other social media pages.
Exceptional care should be taken when using e-mail and social media such as Facebook and Twitter. They should be knowledge able about technology and strive to maintain confidentiality.