Before you apply

The teaching profession is in the public eye and many teachers are finding that Facebook is revealing much more about them than they’d expected.

Make sure to:

  • Set all your security levels to high but also remember something might get through.
  • Never, ever, become “friends” with a student or a parent on Facebook.
  • Google your name and go through the links that Google finds and consider each one as if you were an employer - ask yourself are you creating a good impression?
  • When you start at your new school, familiarize yourself with their IT policy, which should cover how social networking sites can be used in an educational context and what is considered to be appropriate contact with students online.