Teachers are Feeling Besieged by Angry Parents on Social Media

By Gary Cutlack on at

A survey of more than 1,000 head teachers has found that many of them are finding the constant pressure applied by parents through social media too much to handle, with more than half of the teachers polled saying the online behaviour of mums and dads is a big issue that impacts upon their working day.

The survey, assembled by school management company The Key, includes comments from the head teachers, who say that parents are using the likes of Facebook and Twitter to say things about their teaching practises that -- shock! -- they would never have the balls to say in a face to face meeting at the school.

You have to be a particularly massive idiot to criticise the teachers of your children, though. They are, after all, in charge of looking after your kids for huge chunks of the day, so upsetting them on Facebook in the evening is quite a strange thing to do.

They might start teaching them maths wrong, tell them cars have automatic brakes to it's OK to walk out in front of them, or lie to them about the correct use of apostrophes in revenge-education attacks. [BBC]

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