JDRF on Social Media

Type 1 Diabetes Community
JDRF on Social Media

JDRF is committed to improving the lives of the type 1 diabetes community by keeping you informed about the latest developments in type 1 diabetes research. 

Tips and Tricks

How To Use

These tips and tricks are meant for all staff, volunteers and community members of JDRF Australia who are interested in social media and its role in growing awareness of type 1 diabetes and JDRF. You can share stories of the type 1 diabetes community, research developments, and JDRF Australia activities that fund essential research towards a cure.

Our Goal

Our goal is to get people talking about JDRF and all that we do - our support, our education, our fundraising, our government advocacy, and our research. We want to bring people together into an empowered and dynamic online community, and to facilitate information sharing, friendships and informal support mechanisms in our community.

How To Talk

  • Be clear: If you identify yourself as being a JDRF Australia employee, make it clear that the views you are expressing are yours alone and not necessarily those of JDRF Australia.
  • Be accountable: Be accurate and use factual information. Do not use obscene language or copyrighted materials. Do not make legal conclusions or derogatory remarks, or reveal sensitive or confidential information.
  • Be considerate: Social media sites such as Facebook are public. Once it's said, you can't take it back - don't say anything you wouldn't say to someone's face.
  • Be respectful: A photo or a video often says more than a thousand words. Remember to always respect people's right to privacy. Never take a photo or film people without their permission.
  • Be generous: The Internet is all about connecting through links. If you find something interesting, valuable or relevant, hyperlink efficiently.
  • Be safe: Think twice about what kind of personal information related to yourself, your family, friends and colleagues you want to see in the public domain.
  • Be conversational: Avoid jargon, acronyms, and use everyday words. Readers will better understand what is being communicated.
  • Be passionate, personal and empathetic.

You can be a powerful voice in telling the story of JDRF and the type 1 diabetes community.