Professional Conduct

Social media has significantly influenced how people communicate and interact socially, especially young people. The increasing popularity of social media in society is seeping into all aspects of modern life, including the classroom. This trend presents ‘new legal, ethical and professional challenges for teachers and school administrators’ (Russo, Squelch & Varnham, 2010).

In this video clip listen to Prof. Donna Cross describe the content of this module on professional conduct.

Professional Conduct on Social Media

This short video developed by the Department of Justice (Victoria, Australia) explains key elements of their social media policy but also identifies the importance of understanding the guidelines and policies that govern professional conduct for your position and has relevancy for staff in all professions and states of Australia.

Social Media Policy and Guidelines

Social Media Policy and Guidelines

To learn more about social media and the guidelines for the education sector click on the button below.


Relevant Reading

Russo, C. J., Squelch, J., & Varnham, S. (2010). Teachers and social networking sites: Think before you post. Public Space: The Journal of Law and Social Justice, 5, pp.1-15.

The NSW Education and Community Social Media policy was developed to provide department employees with clear guidelines on the standards of use when engaging online for official, professional and personal use. This policy is available to read here.