Student teachers need to start taking a teachers approach to social networking from the moment they set foot in a learning environment.
- locking down their Facebook account, especially all those student photographs;
– being aware of who they can and can’t add as friends;
- being aware of what they’re saying on sites such as Twitter and how those comments can be construed.
Comments can be found by learners, employers, teaching colleagues and, in schools parents.
This provides a good guide to social networking for trainee teachers and NQT’s.
Note: Qualified teachers (and parents too) should also take a look at some of the resources on this site. There’s some useful stuff there.