Do you really know what you are doing?

Even if you are a teacher that has been using social media regularly and for a long time, it is safe to assume that you do not fully understand how to mitigate the risks and what to do when things go wrong.

Over the last four years, Safe on Social has conducted hundreds of eRisk Reviews for schools in Australia and New Zealand. Almost every report we deliver has conclusive evidence that Teachers do not fully understand privacy settings, and there are also significant breaches of policy that may affect both the professional reputation of the Teacher up to including termination of employment and damage to the reputation of your school.

When logging in to our social media accounts, we are asked for a second code that is texted to our device or sometimes answers to personal questions like the name of your first pet. What we do on social media and how we do it can easily be translated into access to a shocking amount of private information.

And I'm here to tell you, it's disturbingly easy to do. Often through things, you would not think twice about posting.

I designed our 6hr NESA Professional Learning to help you to understand better and be able to teach:

  • Legal Responsibilities

  • Duty of Care

  • Code of Conduct, Policies, Guidelines concerning Social Media

  • Terms and Conditions what did you actually sign up for? And how does this affect you and your students?

  • Using Social Media with awareness

  • Keeping Personal Information Private

  • Curating your online image (both personal and professional)

  • Digital footprints – Awareness and management

  • Cyberbullying and online harassment

  • Sexting, child exploitation, sextortion, online grooming, and image-based abuse

  • Identity Theft, Common Scams, and social engineering

  • Security and Privacy settings (the lesser-known ones that you really need to know about)

  • Social Media best practice for schools and teachers

  • Popular (and not so well known) Social Media Apps - What they are, how they work, security, and privacy tips for risk management and the positive ways they can be used. Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Snapchat, Roblox, TikTok, Minecraft, Fortnite and Online Gaming, Dating apps, Sarahah, Tumblr, Tellonym, Yubo, Yolo, Vault apps, and others.

Completing "What every teacher needs to know about Social Media and Cyber Safety" will contribute 6 hours of NESA Registered PD addressing 4.4.2 and 4.5.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

What every teacher needs to know about Social Media and Cyber Safety will provide Teachers with the ability to make the best decisions when using the major social media apps, and give current, practical advice that can be immediately implemented to protect themselves, the school and those in their care.

This course will help to promote the safe, responsible, and ethical use of Social Media at school.

Participants are encouraged to bring their devices as practical activities peppered throughout the course will give them experience in changing settings and curating notifications and other functions.

Safe on Social Media offers ongoing learning support to Teachers and Schools through an annual subscription to out "Cyber Safety Toolkit," which includes guides and cheat sheets with new additions to the toolkit each week. The first year of the Toolkit subscription is free to those that complete the course and the content can be used in school newsletters and in classroom. (Value $495ex per year)

We offer this course face to face throughout Australia and New Zealand.

If you would like to be a host school for a regional training session in 2020 expressions of interest are now open by emailing

To book on our November 14th course at Menangle Park (Campbelltown, Sydney) click here: