Online safety for teachers
Web tools can provide useful and powerful teaching and learning opportunities for teachers and students who use them. However the insecure nature of the Internet environment can mean there is an element of risk for both teachers and students.
A particular issue for teachers is that of maintaining appropriate student / teacher boundaries. Communication online is often informal. It lacks the non-verbal clues of our face-to-face conversations and it is easy to respond and publish before the time has been taken to consider exactly what the communication was about and whether the quick-fire response really was the right one.