- Passwords Do not leave computers logged in when you are away from your desk, and make sure that your passwords are sufficiently strong and kept private.
- Communicate Make sure that you report any incidents to your line manager or member of SLT in a timely manner.
- Privacy Matters Make sure that your privacy settings are set to 'Friends Only' on social networking websites, and remember that friends of friends may be able to see content that you post via their profiles. Consider carefully the implications of befriending parents of students.
- Online Reputation Think about the information that you make available online. Do not post anything publicly that you would not want colleagues, parents or pupils to see.
- Stay safe on the move Don't forget about mobile devices. Smartphone apps for social networking sites are increasingly popular, but do make sure that these respect your privacy settings.
As well as having the responsibility for the safety and well-being of students in our care, we also have to make sure that we are fully aware of Internet safety issues, and that we are taking appropriate measures to keep ourselves and our families safe
Below are links to documents produced by a number of professional bodies containing recommendations for the use of electronic communications which you may find useful.
- NUT - e-Safety: Protecting School Staff
- NASUWT - Social Networking - Guidance for Members
- Voice - Dealing with Cyber-bullying - Practical Guidance
- Unison - Cyberbullying in Schools
- Download the E-Safety - Protecting Our Children Newsletter - Staff Edition - Sept 2017 (.pdf | 750kb)
- Download the E-Safety - Protecting Our Children Booklet - Sept 2018 (.pdf | 484kb)
- Articles from Parent Info