Using Social Media &Technology in Educational Settings
"Considerations, guidance and risk assessment templates for schools and educational settings considering the use of Social Media.
This Kent e-Safety Strategy Group [...] document aims to help schools and educational settings consider safe practice in order to protect staff, pupils and the wider community.
Social media tools can include websites such as blogs, Wikis, social networking and video sharing sites. Sites such as Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, YouTube and Flickr have become everyday forms of communication for both adults and children. [...] However social networking and media sites can have risks [...] behind everyday online activity. ⇓ click & read
Online social media tools can also be excellent tools for teaching and learning and can provide exciting, new opportunities for schools to engage, communicate and collaborate with pupils and the wider community. [...]"