Posted 07 May 2016 - 08:58 AM
I'm not going to comment on the reasons for this; only the effects and how it can be avoided.
It has obviously caused a lot of difficulty for the people involved because no matter where you post stuff on Facebook, even if it is a private group, it can be shared (screenshots are so much easier to take than ever before.) It is also linked to your Facebook profile, meaning that you can be identified - as can your location and your children.
The anger that this has provoked is pretty spectacular. Some of the calmest and most controlled online people I know are spitting blood; I also know another smaller Facebook group that is hosting what can only be described as a war after someone took a screenshot of a Facebook post and shared it with a classroom teacher and now action is being taken by the school against the family.
How to avoid it:
1. Don't post anything on Facebook about school, EHCP, work with local authorities, medical matters, or even legal queries. Use Facebook for its intended purpose: social interaction;
2. Use an anonymous forum name here on ASDf. Don't post any identifying information. This is obviously impossible on Facebook, so don't use Facebook for SEN-related support;
3. The old (some might say ancient) rule here on ASDf still stands: As long as the school/LA/professionals concerned cannot be identified, you can say what you want. Keep it absolutely anonymous so nothing can be traced back to you.
- Mozzy, CarerQuie, Janey and 5 others like this
Posted 07 May 2016 - 02:11 PM
Posted 07 May 2016 - 07:32 PM
Thanks for the reminder. Saw Facebook used last year in this type of way and really put me off sharing anything personal on groups on there.
Posted 08 May 2016 - 11:08 PM
I always feel uncomfortable posting anything sensitive on Facebook so this is a good reminder why.
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