UK Teachers Quitting Over False ‘Paedophile’ Slurs on TikTokon November 23, 2021 at 4:27 pm

Some teachers in British schools have been quitting the profession after being falsely labelled as “paedophiles” on TikTok, union officials have warned. The latest craze on the Chinese-owned video sharing platform sees pupils sharing videos of teachers with inappropriate hashtags such as #paedo and offensive comments, sometimes even superimposing their faces onto pornographic images. Some local governments and police forces have written to parents, informing them of the new phenomenon and advising them to discuss online behavioural issues with their children, the BBC reported. One school in Swansea Valley called the police after it found a fake TikTok account of the school had been set up, which contained secretly filmed videos of teachers with hashtags such as “paedo.” Gemma Morgan, assistant head teacher at Cwmtawe Community School, told the BBC that the situation had been “very upsetting” for staff and their family members. The NASUWT teachers union said that the …

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