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Social networking and online safety in schools


Social networking has the potential to play an important part in many aspects of school life, including teaching and learning, external communications and continuous personal development (CPD). It is important to look for ways of managing the problems that can emerge. Key to this is having a clear understanding of what the potential pitfalls are and identifying proactive approaches to reduce the risk of incidents occurring.

This guidance follows a risk assessment and management approach and throughout it will signpost you to external resources; these are by no means exhaustive but simply amount to those that have been drawn to our attention.

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