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29 January 2016 | Updated 01 January 1970
 

A Freedom of Access request by the BBC has revealed that more council staff have been found to be misusing employers’ computers on the internet and have been suspended.

BBC Radio 5 had made the initial Freedom of Information Request to find out  how many were found to have broken council rules on ‘breaking media rules’ and discovered that 51 workers had been suspended but only a ‘minority’ had gone on to be sacked or had resigned.

One problem for the programme makers was that not all councils provided exact information about how many staff had been suspended, 22 refused and 27 did not reply to the FOI request. As a direct result 114 council staff received warnings for breaching social media guidelines last year which although a drop of 4% on 2014 as a higher proportion of people had to take time off as a result, a 19% rise occurred in the number of suspensions and 11 had been suspended for watching online porn.

Apart from online porn viewing, disciplinary measures were taken for racial comments,  grooming pupils on Facebook and a threat of violence.

“Councils are clear that while some personal use of social media at work is acceptable, it must be reasonable and appropriate in terms of both the time spent and the content,” a spokesman for the Local Government Association (LGA) told the BBC. “The vast majority of council employees abide by that. Councils take very seriously any misuse and as these figures show, will deal robustly with cases that are unacceptable.”

Picture: Council workers are abusing their intenet access

Article written by Mike Gannon | Published 29 January 2016

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