Educators and the Use of Social Media
8 Nov 2018

During the past year, a working group appointed by the Ministry for Education and Employment (MEDE) was entrusted with the responsibility to look into the use of social media by educators. As part of the terms of reference and to better understand the current situation in this respect, in collaboration with the Malta Communication Authority (MCA), the working group came up with an online questionnaire to collect feedback from teaching grades across all sectors.

Therefore, your feedback is being sought and encouraged through your participation on this online survey which is available at the link below:



The online form is currently active. Kindly note that spaces are limited, only the first 150 applications or registrations received until Friday 23rd November 2018 will be accepted. All responses are completely anonymous and your participation would be much appreciated. The results of this survey will be presented during a national seminar organised by MCA and MEDE which will be held on Friday, 7th December 2018 at the Dolmen Hotel, St Paul’s Bay.

Registrations for the seminar, Educators and the Use of Social Media can be made through this website (programme hereunder).  A copy of the proposed `Guidelines on the appropriate use of electronic communication and Social Media` will be distributed during the seminar. 

Registrations are now closed  


Programme for the National Seminar: 

8.30 -  9.00           Registration

9.00 -  9.15           Hon Evarist Bartolo, Minister for Education and Employment 
                            Hon Silvio Schembri, Parliament Secretary for Financial Services, 
                            Digital Economy and Innovation (TBC)

9.15 – 9.45           Ms. Mc Namara, Director General, Educational Services
                            Mr. Emile Vassallo, College Principal for St. Margaret College
                            Report by the Working Group and presentation of results gathered through
                            the online questionnaire

9:45 - 10:45         Key speaker: Mr. Karl Hopwood, Esafety Expert
10:45 - 11:15       Mr Charlot Cassar, Head of School 
                           Presentation of ‘Guidelines on the appropriate use of electronic
                           communication and Social Media

11:15 - 11:45       Coffee Break
11:45 - 12:30       Breakout Sessions
12:50 - 13:10       Presentation from Rapporteurs
13:10 - 13:20       Closing thoughts by Mr. Karl Hopwood

13.20 – 13.30       Concluding comments by Dr Francis Fabri, PS MEDE
13:30                   Networking stand up lunch


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