Facebook by @ITeachRE

Name: Andy Lewis
Twitter:  @ITeachRE
Sector:  Secondary
Subject: RE
Position: Head of Year and 2ic RE
5 Bits of Advice About: Facebook

  1. Check your security settings and be very careful to understand exactly what the public can see. Recheck regularly.
  2. Decide if you want to be ‘friends’ with colleagues. As you enter the profession, do you want people looking up *those* uni photos or seeing what you do on a Saturday night?
  3. Be careful if you ‘Like’ your school page. Does that make you easy to find for students and parents? Is your profile picture suitable and security high enough?
  4. Read your school social media policy. Should you be ‘friends’ with students? No. Ex-students? It may depend.
  5. If you join various teaching groups and network via Facebook, it may be worth setting up a second, professional account. It also helps with work-life balance.

2 thoughts on “Facebook by @ITeachRE

  1. Such an important topic and I’ve seen too many examples of people being caught out by this! Checking your privacy settings is really important and being mindful of what other people are ‘tagging you’ in as well. I personally would never add parents or students onto my facebook as I feel it crosses over a boundary but despite this I am still extremely cautious about what I post. In my opinion it’s not worth taking a risk!

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