Teachers may face fitness-to-practise complaints over social media use


The Irish Times: Teachers could face fitness-to-practise complaints over “inappropriate” use of social media such as making Facebook friends with students or criticising their employer.

The Teaching Council, a regulatory body for the profession, has produced draft guidelines over teachers’ use of social media which will be linked to their professional code of conduct.

The guidelines note that teachers may be subject to a level of public scrutiny over and above other public sector employees because of their work with children. Read article

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