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What are the policies schools can adopt to help ensure safe and responsible use of social media, such as Facebook and Twitter, by students and staff? Education journalist Michael Shaw visits schools and talks with unions and internet safety experts to find out.

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This video, aimed at school leaders, teachers and IT coordinators, looks at the benefits and risks of using social media in schools, and the safeguards and policies that can put in place to protect both teachers and students.

Michael Shaw visits two schools that are using social media to enhance teaching and learning, as well as enabling staff, pupils and parents to communicate with each other.

Contributors include; Dr Mary Bousted, General Secretary of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL), Richard Piggin from Beatbullying, Lucinda Fell from Childnet, Drew Thomson, e-learning co-ordinator at Rickmasnworth School, Kenny Fredrick, Headteacher at George Green's School Tower Hamlets and Kate Hammond from Google.


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