Exclusive: Teachers increasingly facing 'vicious' social media abuse from parents

Teachers in Scotland do not always feel supported by schools or local authorities to tackle the abuse, survey findings reveal.

 

Teachers are increasingly facing “vicious” and “abusive” treatment at the hands of parents on social media, a Tes Scotland investigation can reveal.

 

Unions and professional bodies are concerned about behaviour ranging from spreading gossip about teachers to threats of assault and mob justice against staff and pupils.

 

Exclusive survey findings lay bare a series of shocking incidents, some requiring police involvement. But teachers do not always feel sufficiently supported by their school or local authority to challenge the culprits, the responses show.

 

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