Risk assessment

Documentation and templates:

Acceptable use

Acceptable use agreements — guidelines and templates:

When notifying the school community about the school use of online learning platforms and applications, refer to the section on notifications for online services in the Collection statements chapter of the Guidance for the Privacy and Information Sharing policy.

Consent is required for social media tools where student use is publicly visible. A sample consent form will be published here in the coming weeks.

Information for school communities about safe use of social media applications:

Information for school communities about understanding the importance of audience when working in online environments. Parent/carer consent requirements vary depending on the audience or reach of the social media platform. Professor Stephen Heppell defines this notion of audience as Me, We, SeeExternal Link .

Protocols for acceptable social media use

Examples of social media protocols:

Responding to online incidents

Information for schools about responding to online incidents and how to remove inappropriate content from social media sites is available on the Australian Government eSafety website.

Refer to: eSafety Commissioner — RespondExternal Link

See also: Cybersafety and Responsible Use of Digital Technologies policy resources

Information on how to respond to teacher misconduct relating to social media use with students can be found in the Complaints, Misconduct and Unsatisfactory Performance — Teaching Service (Part 3) policy.

Resources on social media use in schools

Reviewed 26 March 2021

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