Social Media Monitoring

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Dear Abbey College, Ramsey,

Please find below my FOI request regarding the monitoring of students' private social media accounts:

1. Does your school/institution actively search through students' private social media accounts to:
a) Look for negative comments (i.e. against other students or staff members)
b) Gauge your institution's standards (i.e. the type of feedback your institution receives)
c) Safeguard students' well-being (i.e. to try and spot the early signs of suicidal thoughts)
[Please indicate which of the above you do/don't do.]

2. Does your school/institution employ any kind of software that helps you search through students' private social media accounts for certain comments or images?

3. Does your school/institution have a policy in place which allows for the monitoring of students' private social media accounts?

4. Is your school/institution looking to employ software and/or policies that will enable you to monitor students' private social media accounts in the future?

5. If the answer is "yes" for question 4, what reason is given for this?

Yours faithfully,

Rebecca Moody

Kate Wibberley, Abbey College, Ramsey

Dear Rebecca, 
Please see responses below: 
1. Does your school/institution actively search through students' private
social media accounts to:
a) Look for negative comments (i.e. against other students or staff
members) * No, only if something is reported would we investigate
b) Gauge your institution's standards (i.e. the type of feedback your
institution receives)  * no
c) Safeguard students' well-being (i.e. to try and spot the early signs of
suicidal thoughts) * No, again we would review if we had a report about
something being put onto social media. 
[Please indicate which of the above you do/don't do.]

2. Does your school/institution employ any kind of software that helps you
search through students' private social media accounts for certain
comments or images? * No. 

3. Does your school/institution have a policy in place which allows for
the monitoring of students' private social media accounts? * No. 

4. Is your school/institution looking to employ software and/or policies
that will enable you to monitor students' private social media accounts in
the future? * No 

5. If the answer is "yes" for question 4, what reason is given for this?
Kind Regards
Kate 

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From: Office @ Abbey College <[email address]>
Sent: 07 February 2020 14:21
To: Kate Wibberley <[email address]>
Subject: FW: Freedom of Information request - Social Media Monitoring
 

Good afternoon

Please find an email forwarded for your attention.

Kind regards,

Beverly Cobb

SLT PA

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From: Rebecca Moody <[FOI #644465 email]>
Sent: 07 February 2020 13:45
To: Office @ Abbey College
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Social Media Monitoring

Dear Abbey College, Ramsey,

Please find below my FOI request regarding the monitoring of students'
private social media accounts:

1. Does your school/institution actively search through students' private
social media accounts to:
a) Look for negative comments (i.e. against other students or staff
members)
b) Gauge your institution's standards (i.e. the type of feedback your
institution receives)
c) Safeguard students' well-being (i.e. to try and spot the early signs of
suicidal thoughts)
[Please indicate which of the above you do/don't do.]

2. Does your school/institution employ any kind of software that helps you
search through students' private social media accounts for certain
comments or images?

3. Does your school/institution have a policy in place which allows for
the monitoring of students' private social media accounts?

4. Is your school/institution looking to employ software and/or policies
that will enable you to monitor students' private social media accounts in
the future?

5. If the answer is "yes" for question 4, what reason is given for this?

Yours faithfully,

Rebecca Moody

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Katie Dodsley, Abbey College, Ramsey

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Please see responses below from Abbey College, Ramsey to your Freedom of
Information request:

 

1. Does your school/institution actively search through students' private
social media accounts to:

a) Look for negative comments (i.e. against other students or staff
members) - NO

b) Gauge your institution's standards (i.e. the type of feedback your
institution receives) - NO

c) Safeguard students' well-being (i.e. to try and spot the early signs of
suicidal thoughts) - NO

[Please indicate which of the above you do/don't do.]

 

2. Does your school/institution employ any kind of software that helps you
search through students' private social media accounts for certain
comments or images? - NO

 

3. Does your school/institution have a policy in place which allows for
the monitoring of students' private social media accounts? - NO

 

4. Is your school/institution looking to employ software and/or policies
that will enable you to monitor students' private social media accounts in
the future? - NO

 

5. If the answer is "yes" for question 4, what reason is given for this?

 

Kind regards

Katie

 

Katie Dodsley

Clerk to the Governing Body, Compliance & PR

01487 811335

 

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