Most schools are well equipped to help keep children safe online, if you aren’t we can help, confident schools may want to come and spend some time rethinking policies. Advice today is moving towards training young people to recognise risks and take responsibility and control when online, traditional policies of blocking and filtering web access may have their place, particularly in removing distractions from learning, but don’t education children well for the majority of their time online which is often unfiltered and unsupervised.
Lots of schools have not considered the safety of their staff though, are staff trained of the professional risks of how they conduct their online lives? Are school leaders aware of the challenges Social Networks can bring them where teachers get into trouble online with young people or who act irresponsibly or unprofessionally in their online life compromising their own professional reputation and that of their school? If you would like to get up to speed on these issues and rather than fear the technology take control of it and use it for school improvement we can offer you consultancy with the author of popular e-book: Social Networks, the benefits and risks to schools.