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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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.  

New Social Media for Staff Policy Template

This Jisc Legal template will assist learning providers make decisions on how social media will be implemented and regulated, and to write a social media policy that is fit for purpose.

Libel via Social Media Costs £9000

An "offensive and salacious" Facebook page, with over 100 members, could have cost twice as much without an apology.

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This webinar will provide a brief Introduction to Jisc Services, and will offer an overview of the extensive range of resources that can assist in exploiting both technologies and effective practice in order to embed inclusion into everyday practice.
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