Digital Reputation Webinar

Join us to find out how teachers can maintain the reputation of the school and themselves on social media

Digital Reputation News
These stories have hit the headlines because inappropriate teacher behaviour has been exposed via social media.

However social media exposes teachers to being on the receiving end too, with less attention grabbing stories of teachers being bullied by parents via Twitter, or pupils exploiting Facebook to create fake teachers accounts. Using social media can be a digital minefield for school staff.

The Teachers’ Standards 2012 state that teachers, including headteachers, should maintain public trust in the teaching profession as part of their professional duties. The online reputation of the school is also an important consideration. While the issues of personal use of social media can be addressed with a staff code of conduct, it is important that teachers understand how to implement good practice and the implications of not doing.

So, with social media being a progressively integral part of everyday life and also having the potential to be an effective communication tool in education, what steps can be taken to ensure online actions protect both the reputation of the teacher and indeed the school?

Digital reputation webinar
Hosted by social media expert, Steve Phillip from Linked2Success, this informative session will help protect teachers online. It will also show teachers how to use their online activity for career development.

The webinar will discuss:

  • Recognising how visible you are on social media and what others might find when they Google you or your school.
  • How to mitigate risk to your online reputation and understanding what constitutes risk.
  • Managing your privacy settings on social media and restricting who can see your activity.
  • How to engage with online conversations and respond to negative comments and posts.
  • How to promote your brand profile positively to position your expertise and win friends and influence people.
  • Please note, teachers should always adhere to their own school AUP when using social media.

    The webinar takes place on Monday 10th July at 4pm and will last approximately 40 minutes, with time for Q&A after the main presentation - Register for the digital reputation webinar

    If you have registered for the webinar and have a specific question that you would like Steve to address on the day, please email in advance to

    Written by Safeguarding Essentials on June 22, 2017 10:24

    E-safety Support Webinar Series

    Forthcoming free e-safety webinars covering cyber bullying, digital reputation and public WiFi

    E-safety Support WebinarsFollowing the hugely popular Safer Internet Day webinars which took place earlier in the year, we are now delighted to announce the next 3 E-safety Support webinars - all designed to help you address e-safety issues with not only pupils, but also with staff and parents.

    Full details of the individual webinars will be released in due course, but you can register your interest now by clicking on the links provided.

    Cyber bullying - 8th June 2017
    June and July see a number of national campaigns to build awareness of bullying and cyber bullying, including Stop Cyber Bullying Day in June and Stand up to Bullying Day in July. Our cyber bullying webinar, hosted by Tim Pinto will provide ideas and suggestions on how to educate your pupils on cyber bullying issues.

    There will be three sessions throughout the day.

    Register for the 10am cyber bullying webinar
    Register for the 2pm cyber bullying webinar
    Register for the 4pm cyber bullying webinar

    Digital reputation - 10th July 2017
    Hosted by social media expert, Steve Phillip from Linked2Success, this webinar will discuss how teachers can maintain the reputation of the school and themselves on social media. With tips on what to include on your profile, privacy and how to deal with negative comments, this informative session will help protect teachers online. It will also show teachers how to use their online activity for career development.

    Teachers should always adhere to the school AUP when using social media.

    Register for the digital reputation webinar

    Public WiFi (Provisional) - September 2017
    Having a safe WiFi system in school can help protect users from accessing inappropriate Internet content. The team at Friendly WiFi will be hosting this informative session.

    Further details to follow.

    Pre-register for the public WiFi webinar

    Our Safer Internet Day webinar is still available to view and can be found by clicking on the image below.
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    Written by Safeguarding Essentials on May 04, 2017 08:45

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