I got into a bit of trouble at work today and it’s made me really sad. On the one hand, I’m upset because I feel like I’ve let myself down in some way, and on the other hand, I’m even more sad that I got my hand slapped for something so innocent.
I have an Instagram account that I show all my art work on and it’s lots of portraits and landscapes. I’d quite innocently let some of my students know my account details.
I find it horrible that we’re not to do this because of safeguarding. Of course, I blocked those students and changed my account name when I was told it was an issue, but that is sad that we have to worry about something like this.
There must be some terrible people out there for us to have all come to this point. I was totally naive and I think I don’t always appreciate what horrible things go on out there in the world… and I’m glad I don’t to tell you the truth.
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I’m sorry this happened to you, Rachel. It is really sad that we live in a world where awful people are out there putting kids at risk. It’s even sadder that you can’t share the part of you that is art with your students, and let them see another side of what makes you human. I think you did what you had to do to co-operate with your school, and I hope it was nothing more than a ‘Stop it and don’t do that again,’ sort of talk. Hopefully you’ll come up with another way to share your art side with your students without risking trouble.
I think it was just that, and I totally get it, but still so sad 😞