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Last reviewed on 15 August 2018
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Help your staff to keep their social media profiles secure and to know what to do if they're contacted by a pupil or parent online.

Download our cheat sheet

Distribute it to your teachers to help keep them secure online.

KeyDoc - Facebook for teachers

Create a social media policy

A social media policy is not a statutory policy, but it's a good idea to have one so that:

  • Everyone inside and outside the school knows the expectations and limitations of using social media in both a professional and personal capacity
  • You have something to refer parents or pupils to if they try to contact you or your staff members through social media
  • Sanctions are appropriate and consistent

Find out what to include in a social media policy and see examples from other schools in another of our articles.

Template letter to parents about contacting staff on social media

Alternatively, send it to all parents at the

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