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.
You may be a new teacher to the profession, have had pupils asking you to follow them on Instagram or are unsure how to safely navigate social media while at school. Edapt has produced a guide on how teachers can manage their social media accounts with a selection of practical tips.
There have been various news reports of the impact that WhatsApp groups set up by parents can have on teachers and school staff. Issues can range from playground politics, misinformation, to false allegations about teaching staff.
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.