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New code of Conduct Agreed

by Teaching Council concerning Facebook

New code of Conduct Agreed by Teaching Council concerning Facebook


TEACHERS SHOULD not befriend their students on Facebook and other social networking sites, according to a new code of conduct agreed by the Teaching Council.

The new code is the first attempt to set down clear guidelines on use of social media for 70,000 primary and second-level teachers in the State and comes amid growing concern over the use of social media in schools.The new code says teachers must ensure “any communication with their students’’ is appropriate. This includes communication via social networking sites, email and by text.

Link to the full article in the Irish Times today here