Social Media and Online Safety


Social media, or social networking, sites are abundant, used by young people and adults alike.

School staff need to be aware of online safety issues, both in relation to themselves and pupils. For instance, school staff need to be aware of their online reputation, and may be victims of cyberbullying perpetrated within the school community. Similarly, pupils can be victims or perpetrators of cyberbullying, or be involved in ‘sexting’ incidents. School employers have a legal requirement to protect their workers from abuse and bullying online, in the same way as face-to-face bullying. Schools are also required to teach children and young people about online safety issues.

NEU Online Safety Advice

Model School Policy Checklist


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