• Schools need official guidance on pupils' social media safety

    An international anti-bullying charity has demanded better guidance for schools on keeping children safe on social media. Sue Jones, global deputy chief executive officer of charity Ditch the Label, said her organisation is “constantly” contacted by teachers asking for more help, and wants the Department for Education to publish more advice. She told the parliamentary science

    15.18 May. 22nd, 2018 | News

  • Headteachers demand new laws to keep children safe online

    Legislation to protect children on social media is back on the agenda after a survey found that nearly every head had heard reports of pupils being approached by strangers online. Eighty-nine per cent of respondents to research by the school leaders’ union ASCL knew of online approaches, while 95 per cent said they felt the

    0.01 Mar. 9th, 2018 | News

  • Ofsted rejects plans to monitor schools via social media

    Ofsted will not use information posted on social media by pupils and parents to identify schools in need of intervention, to the relief of opponents of the plans. The approach was floated in the watchdog’s ‘Innovation and regulation plan’, published in March, but a spokesperson has now told Schools Week that the strategy “was not

    7.00 Feb. 3rd, 2018 | News

  • How to avoid school shaming incidents: build good parent relationships!

    In this internet age, former headteacher Mark Lehain shares his advice on how to maintain good communication with parents and avoid incidents that might shame your school Interaction with students and their families is one of the best parts of working in schools. A highlight for me was a parents evening in 2006 where, as

    5.00 Dec. 3rd, 2017 | Opinion