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Porn problem

November 30, 2008
by Doug Edwards
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Newsweek has an interesting article about employees visiting pornographic Web sites while at work—one in four who use the Internet in their jobs do so, according to Nielsen Online.

Workers at health and human service agencies are no exception. Newsweek reports:

Earlier this year, nine Washington, D.C., city employees—including at least one from Child and Family Services—were fired for viewing porn sites thousands of times while on the job. The worst offender reportedly logged an average of one hit every 2.5 minutes.

As computers become more and more integrated into behavioral healthcare service delivery, we probably can expect an increase in such inappropriate computer use even at mental health and substance use care agencies.

If you've had to discipline an employee for visiting porn sites while at work, I'm interested in hearing about your experience. I imagine it's an uncomfortable topic to discuss for both parties. You can comment anonymously below or send me an e-mail.

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Doug Edwards

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Doug Edwards is Vice President and Managing Director of Vendome Healthcare Media’s Mental Health...