How to Monitor Teachers’ Online Conduct to Avoid Impropriety

By Vincent Hughes posted 19 Aug, 2020 18:07


Most times, children look up to their teachers with respect and may not realize when these guardians subtly mislead them into improper conduct. Even when they realize that the tutor is behaving badly towards them, they fail to speak out for fear of reprisals leading to a situation where they suffer abuse in silence. 

Parents must take responsibility for observing the behavior of their children towards the tutors for any signs of negative influence. Here is how to tell if a tutor is misleading your kid.

Monitor communication between tutor and student

Teachers must conduct themselves properly and decently as adults when dealing with children to foster moral discipline. In other words, teachers must behave much the same as parents and treat the students under their care as though they were their children. 

However, a few teachers fail to observe this etiquette and become purveyors of moral decadence to their students, especially with increased interaction between teachers and students on the digital platform. 

Errant tutors take advantage of this personal contact to send morally deviant messages to your teenage daughter to lure them into inappropriate behavior. Teachers may also appear in conference videos improperly dressed in a suggestive way that could corrupt the minds of young children. 

To protect your child from such predator tutors, install SpyFone on devices used by the kid. With this app, you can check the child’s messages and shared content and the contacts to be sure the tutor stays within acceptable boundaries  

Supervise online class sessions

When using video conferencing for tuition, find a way to supervise these or at least have the teacher know there is an adult present. The best way is to encourage video conferencing that includes many participants to discourage improper conduct by the teacher. 

One-on-one video sessions are the most abused by teachers with deviant behavior as channels to share bad content or hold wrong conversations.

To curb this, a parent can sign in for the session and welcome the teacher indicating that he or she will be nearby to assist if necessary. With this knowledge, a teacher with evil intent will keep himself or herself in check and behave appropriately. Installing hidden CCTV cameras in the room where the child studies can also help in supervision in case you have to step out.

Encourage disclosure

Children facing abuse from tutors may have a problem speaking out or reporting to school authorities that the teacher is part of, leaving them silently frustrated. The only open route for them to share is at home with family. 

However, parents also tend to trust the teachers and may cast doubt or dismiss the child’s disclosure blocking this last refuge and condemning the kid to depression.

Always take time to listen to your children’s daily experiences at school and subtly ask about their teachers in a leading way that helps them open up. 

Pay special attention to ambiguous statements that make no sense and note changes in behavior as these may be signs that something is wrong. Any signs of fear or avoidance of a particular tutor is an indicator that not all is well.

Report any impropriety to school authorities

If you have any concerns about how your kid’s online tutor behaves, discuss this with relevant authorities for corrective action. 

You may also take the matter personally with the teacher to discourage him or her from behaving the way they do online. Discuss with your child to create awareness of the boundary between him and the teacher for a proper relationship.

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