Using Social Media and Technology in Educational Settings - New document published
The Kent e-Safety
Strategy Group are pleased to announce
a new document: "Using Social Media and Technology in Education Settings".
Online social media tools such
as blogs, Wikis, social networking and video sharing sites can be excellent tools
for teaching and learning and can provide exciting and new opportunities for
schools to engage, communicate and collaborate with pupils and the wider
community. The positive use of social media and Information and Communication
Technology (ICT) within schools and settings for curriculum and learning should
be encouraged. However it is essential
that their use is carefully considered in advance by the school Senior
Leadership Team in order to ensure all members of the school community are kept
safe and to reduce the likelihood of any risks or dangers being encountered.
This new document aims to help senior
leadership team members within schools and other educational settings, consider
safe practice when using social media tools and technology in order to protect
staff, pupils and the wider community.
The document provides schools with considerations to make regarding safe
practice as well as information and guidance about best practise and risk
assessment templates to use to assess sites and technologies for risks.
The document can be
downloaded from www.kenttrustweb.org.uk?esafety