How to review your social media policy

A social media policy can help staff, pupils, parents and carers understand your school's expectations for interacting appropriately online. Download our model policy and take a look at some examples to get an idea of what good looks like.

Last reviewed on 10 June 2024See updates
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Contents
  1. Key points to look out for
  2. 3 key questions to challenge this policy
  3. Download our model policy
  4. Example policies from primary schools
  5. Further resources

Key points to look out for

The rules for official school social media

Your school's policy should set out who's responsible for managing your official social media channels. It should also make it clear what each of those channels will be used for (e.g. alerts about changes to procedures, photos from school trips or job vacancies). It will also explain the rules for moderating content and when it's appropriate/inappropriate to 'like' or share content posted by others. 

The rules for different groups within your school

A good policy will also cover what's expected from staff, pupils and parents/carers in terms of their own personal social media activity.

Your school's policy should set out clearly the sanctions for staff or pupils who break the rules.

Your school's policy may include details of any training or awareness sessions for staff, pupils and parents/carers. For example, this might be a feature of new

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