Workshop : Protecting your Professional Reputation Online

Maintaining high standards of professional conduct and protecting your professional reputation when using social media.


Teaching is a profession that is held in high esteem in Ireland. There is a long established tradition here and we enjoy high levels of public confidence.  The context in which we teach is changing at a pace. Internet and mobile phone technologies are blurring the lines between our personal and professional lives. This workshop will help teachers to use social media to its full potential while at the same time upholding the professional values of: respect, care, integrity and trust.

This workshop will help you uphold your reputation and standing, your colleagues’, and of the profession while using social media. It gives participant the opportunity to:

  • Examine the policies and codes of behaviour that govern your behaviour on social media platforms.
  • Look at some of the legal protections and reporting mechanisms open to teachers to protect their professional reputation when it is being threatened online.
  • Manage their personal social media accounts to protect your professional reputation.
  • Follow good practice safety guidelines when using social media for teaching and learning.

Duration: 1 hour.

Audience: School leaders, teachers at primary and post-primary level.

Outcomes: High standards of professional conduct when using social media in the classroom. Uphold professional reputation and that of their school when using social media.

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