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"Unfair pressure" on teachers because of online comments.

"Unfair pressure" on teachers because of online comments.

Parents making accusations and threats online are putting "unfair pressure" on teachers, according to a union.

The Association of School and College Leaders Cymru (ASCLC) said staff faced "trial by social media" and called for proper investigations into issues.

But a social media expert said most parents just want teachers to engage with them online.

The National Education Union urged parents to take concerns directly to schools.

It said teachers "regularly faced difficulties" with parents placing negative comments online.

    

"Very often it is a case of a misunderstanding on the parents behalf which is easily explained but that the whispers of social media have inflamed a situation," a spokesman added.

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