Social Media Monitoring

Rebecca Moody made this Freedom of Information request to Accrington St Christopher's CE High School as part of a batch sent to 49 authorities

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Dear Accrington St Christopher's CE High School,

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

info, Accrington St Christopher's CE High School

Thank you for your email, this email address however is no longer in use.
Please could you direct your enquiry through our website at:
https://www.st-christophers.org/contact

Sent request to Accrington St Christopher's CE High School again, using a new contact address.

Admin, Accrington St Christopher's CE High School

Thank you for your email, this email address however is no longer in use.
Please could you direct your enquiry through our website at:
https://www.st-christophers.org/contact

Sent request to Accrington St Christopher's CE High School again, using a new contact address.