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Join Professor Peter Sutton as he discusses real life social media cases, issues, social media strategies and solutions.

How schools get their classroom social media privacy rights, right?

Classroom management apps like SeeSaw and Class Dojo are commonplace in our classrooms. The apps are mainstream, supercharging their use are enthusiastic teachers seeking to innovate, claw back time and establish a more meaningful connection between education’s ‘holy trinity’ of a student, teacher and parent. Educators love these apps, but what do we give away…

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School social media rocks bedtime reading

Social media benefits bedtime reading and storytelling. You might think that social media and bedtime reading are incompatible. This is not true at a public school in the drought-stricken town of Warialda in far north-western New South Wales.  Principal, Dan Van Velteheizen brought social media and bedtime reading together. Videoing himself in pyjamas reading a…

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Videoing your principal, it’s social media road rage

At what point do we decide it is okay to video school Principal Steve Warner, dragging a student across the playground and posting it online? This type of use of social media only hurts and destroys individuals, families and schools. It creates an undue level of scrutiny and anxiety for the student, the family, Steve…

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Cyberbullying is not a sleeping giant, it’s creating havoc

It should not take the tragic suicide of 14-year-old Amy ‘Dolly’ Everett to get our attention about the catastrophic impact of bullying and it’s sibling, cyberbullying. Nor should it take the undeniable strength of her family to launch an awareness campaign in the immediate days after her death for the loss of a child is…

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Are schools using your child’s image appropriately online?

Teach Queensland struck controversy recently, not only for posting a racially offensive advertisement on Facebook but for using an image of a student without parental permission. Facebook loads 100 million hours of video each day and currently stores 250 billion photos from this year alone. What was once private is now public. Parents and schools…

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Sexting should not be the norm in professional sport

Sexting is as ever-present as the mobile device in our hands. AFL 2017 premiers Richmond Football Club are now experiencing the full impact of Nathan Broad photographing and distributing a shot of a topless woman with a premiership medal around her neck. It’s carnage, as reputations crumble by the day. As Broad took to media…

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How can a school honour tragedy online?

The weekend news speeds across phone screens, in short, panic-stricken messages over social media. Tragically one teen has been killed, and three others are seriously injured from a car accident in the early hours of Sunday morning. Information is sketchy, but the four teens attend two neighbouring high schools and are in their final year…

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Principals, it’s time to own your school on social media

Without a sustainable long-term focus on social media, ‘slut shaming’ and ‘sexting’ will be cementing itself in schools and normalising in the minds of parents. When it comes to social media in schools, now more than ever principals need to take direct, strategic action. Owning a school’s online presence is not sending a member of the development…

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Teen social media sex auctions. Can we help?

Social media can potentially erode the social and moral values of our lives. It is embedding into our culture with the speed, reach and popularity of a viral video. Headlines such as, “Bullying among children on the rise” and “Teen parties in 2016: naked selfies and sex auctions” are two examples of recent commentary on…

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Schools can successfully embrace social media

Social Remediation distils Peter’s five years of working with over 250 schools in Australia and internationally, as well as with Cyber Safe Kids, and non profits, to roll out best practice social media programs for schools and their students. “The stories we hear about schools and social media tend to focus on the negatives like…

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