Presentation Framework

About the presentation framework

This presentation framework will help you to discuss social media use with your colleagues. The framework will encourage teachers to discuss how they engage with groups they have an ethical commitment to, including their learners, parents/guardians and family/whānau, the profession and society.

How to use the presentation framework

The presentation framework is divided into five modules so that they can be used in a range of ways, depending on need.

The first module encourages participants to question what social media means, and identify what platforms they currently use, both professionally and personally. This module will be useful if you have staff members with a varying range of experience with social media.

The remaining four modules discuss teachers’ use of social media and how it can affect their professional relationships with the four groups they have a commitment to under the Code of Ethics. These could be used individually over a series of sessions or together for one longer session.

Supporting resources

An understanding of what social media means is key to each module. The presentation framework as an entirety is also underpinned by the Guidelines on Ethical Use of Social Media. The social media map and the guidelines will be useful resources for each of the modules.

Positive stories from teachers who have used social media may also help you to identify ways to use different platforms, and what ethical considerations to take into account.

Presentation Modules


  • Learners

    Teachers have a professional obligation to develop and maintain professional relationships with learners based on the best interests of those learners.

  • Parents/Guardians and Family/Whānau

    Social media provides a great opportunity to collaborate and communicate with parents and whānau.

  • Society

    Teachers who model good social media use will grow learners who apply positive, respectful values in their interactions on social media platforms.

  • The Profession

    As a member of the profession you should seek and respond to opportunities to share knowledge and discuss concerns.