Social Media Guidelines for Staff


Cloud and social media tools have become a normal part of day-to-day life for many students and staff, but their use in the classroom can raise a range of ethical and legal concerns. With a sound understanding of some
basic principles of data protection, however, staff should be able to legally and ethically experiment and innovate with digital tools as part of their teaching.


Social media sites can include a range of different services online, which include but are not limited to:
• Blogs (e.g. Medium, WordPress)
• Wikis (e.g. Wikipedia, WikiAnswers)
• Social networking platforms (e.g. Twitter, Facebook)
• Photo-sharing (e.g. Flickr, Instagram)
• Online Forums (e.g. Reddit, Quora)
• Messaging services (e.g. WhatsApp, WeChat)


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Liz Hudson

Liz Hudson

Learning Experience Designer

University of the Highlands and Islands
Alex Masters

Alex Masters

Disruptive Learning Technologist

Coventry University
Charlie Legge

Charlie Legge

Graduate Activator

Coventry University