Rise In Teachers Targeted On Social Media

Over half of teachers have had abusive comments posted about them on social media sites by parents.

According to the NAS-UWT, the figure's increased from 40 per cent in 2015.

The union says one parent made inappropriate comments about a teacher's ability and a friend of hers suggested her husband should come into school and shoot the teacher with his gun.

Its deputy general secretary, Dr Patrick Roach, says some of the abuse is extremely serious.

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