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Social Media as demanded by parents!

Discussion in 'Personal' started by Sally006, Oct 15, 2019.

  1. magic surf bus

    magic surf bus Star commenter

    On a slightly different tack, as one who visits schools to run sessions with classes I have to be mindful of DBS, safeguarding, H&S, switching my mobile phone off, signing in, signing out, visitor badges, being escorted and supervised and all the rest of it.

    However, hardly anybody bothers to ask me if I consent to appearing on their social media output. It's assumed by default that I do, or that my consent isn't actually required.

    I consider myself fortunate to have left the profession before direct e-mails from parents became a pain. I would find social media demands utterly intolerable.

    Social Media should be considered a form of display, and for those schools still following the traditional Teachers' contract, preparing displays is non-contractual. It should be done by support staff.
    mothorchid likes this.
  2. Doitforfree

    Doitforfree Star commenter

    I've had that experience too. I emailed a teacher on a Sunday so she'd see it on the Monday morning, but she responded straightaway. How sad.
    nomad likes this.
  3. Doitforfree

    Doitforfree Star commenter

    Then you would indeed be surprised. Our local school has no filter. It can be like drunk person, the nonsense just floods out!
  4. mothorchid

    mothorchid Star commenter

    "Our local school has no filter. It can be like drunk person, the nonsense just floods out!"
    Sounds like some SLT I know...
    catbefriender likes this.
  5. magic surf bus

    magic surf bus Star commenter

    Any school with any sense will have somebody assigned and paid to vet social media output very closely, not least spelling.

    Even in the olden days long before Twitterface and Whatscrap we had a committee in charge of school marketing, and only I could manage the website.

    If you're daft enough to let textual and visual diarrhea out, don't be too surprised if sh*t comes back your way.
    Jamvic and towncryer like this.

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