Acceptable Use of Social Media: Keeping your staff and school community safe

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Acceptable Use of Social Media: Keeping your staff and school community safe
RRP£46.80
Offer Price£39.00
Phase: 
Primary, Secondary
ISBN: 
978-1-907567-76-6
Published: 
Jul 2013

Introduction

Acceptable Use of Social Media: Keeping your staff and school community safe is part of the Getting to Grips with... Series. Packed with resources and tools, in just under 50 pages this eBook will show you how to understand and minimise the risks presented by staff and community use of social media, and thereby ensure a healthly whole-school approach to online activity.

Only available as an eBook

What is an eBook? An eBook is electronic version of a printed book which can be read on a computer or a specifically designed handheld device. This eBook is in PDF format and can be shared with your colleagues.

Benefits

This eBook will enable you to:

  • identify the risks and issues that may arise
  • know different peoples roles when it comes to maintaining safe and appropriate online behaviour
  • develop a robust acceptable use policy for staff and community
  • cover relevant areas in staff training
  • take appropriate action if things go wrong.

Summary of contents

This guide will show you how to:

  • understand potential risks presented by staff and community use of social media
  • know who is responsible for what in this area
  • develop a robust acceptable use policy
  • ensure that staff training covers all necessary bases
  • know what to do if things go wrong.

This guide includes:

  • an exemplar acceptable use policy
  • a checklist for using social media tools in educational settings
  • a list of questions for staff to consider
  • exemplar letters to share with staff and community if things go wrong.

Chapter breakdown

Section 1: What do we mean by social media and what are the issues?

Understand what is meant by social media tools and think through the benefits and risks that they can bring to your school community.

This section will equip you with:

  • essential understanding of what you need to think about with regard to the use of social media

Section 2: Who is responsible?

An overview of the different roles and responsibilities for social media use within the school community.

This section will run through the responsibilities of each of the following people and what they need to do:

  • headteacher and leadership team
  • governing body
  • designated e-safety coordinator
  • staff
  • pupils
  • parents and carers.

Section 3: Creating a social media policy

An overview of what you should consider including in your social media and acceptable use policies and how they dovetail with other school policies.

This section will enable you to:

  • know what areas you should consider including in a social media policy
  • link your policy with other relevant policies
  • ensure everyone is familiar with and understands the policy
  • understand that the policy will need to be reviewed regularly

Section 4: Working with staff

An overview of what elements should be included in staff training.

This section will enable you to:

  • understand the importance of regular whole-staff training
  • know what areas should be included in training
  • recognise how to avoid some common pitfalls.

Section 5: What to do if things go wrong

An overview of what action to take in the event of an incident occurring.

This section will enable you to:

  • know how to gather evidence and establish pertinent facts
  • ascertain whether or not you need to involve other agencies
  • manage incidents of cyberbullying
  • communicate effectively with parents and carers.

Details

Only available as an eBook

What is an eBook? An eBook is electronic version of a printed book which can be read on a computer or a specifically designed handheld device. This eBook is in PDF format and can be shared with your colleagues.

Delivery

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