Social Media and Children: Implementing and Enforcing Unpopular Employment Policies

December 16, 2010

Four weeks ago I met with a group of YMCA employees to discuss the implementation of a new social media policy. The question on everyone's mind was, should summer camp counselors be permitted to contact minor campers outside of Y programming? I was so enthralled with the discussion that I decided to blog about it that night. You can read more about that discussion at Social Media and the Children: A Fine Line.

After an hour or so, the meeting ended with no clear resolution; at least one more meeting was going to be necessary. So, we met yesterday. This time, we gave ourselves two hours and agreed we needed to stay focused on coming up with some clearly defined social media policies and procedures. I'm happy to announce that we accomplished that goal rather quickly. The new policy will state something to the effect of

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'Tis the Season: Why December is as Good as it Gets for Swim Clubs and Fitness Centers

December 07, 2010

According to Google Trends, December is a big month for swim clubs and fitness centers. Around the end of the year, folks from across the country turn to Google to find ways to make the most of their New Years resolutions. You can see in this interactive chart that Google searches for "Weight Loss" spike at the end of December and early January.

Now we know better than to think that an organization

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