hand over mouseHarassment Law

Harassment online by email is a serious concern for many people. The Protection from Harassment Act 1997 is intended to prevent 'stalking' and other similar unsocial conduct. It states that a person must not pursue a course of conduct which amounts to harassment of another, and which that persons knows, or ought to know, amounts to harassment of another. This includes by email or by other computer related means such as discussion forums, for example. FE and HE institutions must ensure that information technology facilities are not used in such a way.

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Social Media Prosecution Guidelines Set Out
Prosecutors in Scotland have set out new guidelines as to whether messages posted on social media should be treated as a crime. 

Tweets Result in Jail Sentence

The posting of abusive tweets has resulted in an eight week jail sentence and a criminal record.

Keeping Young Learners Safe in Education - Guidance

All school and college staff have a responsibility to provide a safe environment in which people can learn.

Master Social Media - New Checklist and Top Tips

As part of our ongoing commitment to the use of social media within the sector we can confirm that our Social Media for Staff Legal Guidance and Social Media Guidance documents are now published and available from our website.  

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Scottish Council on Archives - Copyright and Cultural Heritage 2.0 (2 February 2014, Edinburgh)

This conference is takes an objective look at copyright in the digital age.  

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