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Social Media

The following is a general statement on social media issued by North Yorkshire:

‘Parents of children in North Yorkshire schools are increasingly using social networking sites such as Facebook to talk to their friends. Sometimes parents have used these sites to criticise or make inappropriate comments about schools or even individual teachers. Making defamatory comments on the internet has exactly the same serious legal consequences as if they are made directly to someone else. Legal action could be taken against the person who has made the online comment. Similarly threats of violence can lead to criminal proceedings under the Malicious Communications Act 1988.

If you have any concerns about anything which happens in school please speak to your child’s class teacher or the Headteacher who will do their best to resolve things. If you are still unhappy we have a complaints procedure which will ensure that your concerns are investigated thoroughly and appropriate action taken.’

Thankfully this is a phenomenon which has not yet really affected South Otterington. Thank you. Hopefully this means we are both getting quite a few things right and where there are concerns you feel able to come and discuss them with us. Long may this continue!