Recorded Webinar: School Staff, Social Media and Misconduct

Recorded Webinars,Schools Law,Recorded Webinar:  School Staff, Social Media and Misconduct 23rd March 2020

Duration:  approx. 1 hour


Social media has encouraged some people to have an almost constant online presence, so it is to be expected that there may be an overlap between a person’s personal and professional life. In the school context, where is the line drawn? How does a staff member’s personal social media impact on their professional obligations? This session examines the following:

  • The impact of social media on the employment relationship

  • Teachers and students on social media - what is ok, what is not and when may conduct constitute grooming?

  • How to minimise the risks

  • Staff code of conduct - does your school have one and can it be enforced?

  • Legal risks - defamation, privacy and confidentiality: can your school sue (or be sued)?

  • When can an employer discipline an employee for their out of work conduct on social media?

Recorded Webinars,Schools Law,Recorded Webinar:  School Staff, Social Media and Misconduct

Alistair Macpherson, Managing Director, Corney & Lind Lawyers, Brisbane

Alistair is an Australian Legal Practitioner. He was admitted as a legal practitioner of the Supreme Court of the Australian Capital Territory in 2001 and has experience in the ACT, NSW and QLD jurisdictions.

He has been employed as a legal adviser / solicitor with a number of government organisations such as:  Department of Defence; Australian Federal Police and Queensland Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries. 

Alistair has been advising across many areas of law, as well as working as a criminal prosecutor.

Alistair has extensive experience in contract law, employment law, discrimination law, government contracting, law and decision making, dispute resolution, litigation and criminal law.

Alistair has advised during complex, high value and long term commercial and government negotiations, tenders and contract documents (often across jurisdictional boundaries) including contracts between private enterprise and government, between government departments and different governments.


This webinar is suitable for school business administrators – Australia wide. This webinar is for administrators with some knowledge in this area and looking to improve their knowledge.


This webinar is for ASBA members only.

If you need assistance or have an enquiry, please do not hesitate to contact our Webinar Coordinator, Lisa Tran on (03) 8601 7709 or email: [email protected]

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 Price:  $99.00 (Inclusive of GST)
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