Staying safe online

Harmful online challenges and hoaxes

Online challenges and hoaxes can be harmful to pupils and present a risk to your employment as a teacher. We provide a summary of the guidance from the DfE and link to further information on this topic.

Selling teaching resources

Selling teaching resources online might be a side-hustle you enjoy doing. This article outlines aspects to consider when selling teaching resources and how to tackle potential issues which could arise from your school.

Staff WhatsApp groups in school

You might have been asked to join a WhatsApp group by other teachers at your school or might already be a member of a departmental group chat. Your school will have a social media and data protection policy which you will have to adhere to.

TikTok and teachers

TikTok is the latest app which is the newest craze for pupils. There are also a number of teachers potentially putting themselves at risk sharing videos of themselves, their pupils and classrooms on the platform. 

What do academies need to publish on their websites?

You might be interested in what information academies must publish on their websites. In this article, we refer to information outlined from GOV.UK on what academies, free schools and colleges should publish online.

What do I need to know about GDPR?

You will have heard about the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) but might be unsure about your role in data protection at your school. Essentially, GDPR is designed to protect personal data stored on computers, organised filing systems and to give people more control over data which is held about them.