Online abuse of teachers

Posted on December 21st, 2021

The DfE has released a blog on their education hub about online abuse of teachers. This is following a number of stories in the press of teachers being the victims of abuse on TikTok and Instagram. The blog contains advice on tackling online abuse and the best way for getting content removed.

The government’s draft online safety bill defines online harm as ‘user generated content or behaviour that is illegal or could cause significant physical or psychological harm to a person’.

The full article How schools and parents can spot and tackle online abuse of teachers can be found here.

Schools can also refer to the DfE’s statutory guidance Keeping children safe in education (KCSIE) which includes information on online abuse.

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