social media

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.

Parent WhatsApp groups

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.

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.