Social media, student consent and monitoring

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Dear De Warenne Academy,

This freedom of information request is regarding the academy use of social media, monitoring of students private social media accounts and, etc. Find below the list of questions.

Academy use of social media and students consent of photograph or video
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1. Do you get the student(s) consent before taking a photograph or video of them?
2. Do you get the student(s) consent before posting the photograph or video on social media?
3. Are the student(s) allowed to request their photograph or video to be removed from social media?

Academy social media monitoring of students private accounts
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1. Does the academy actively search for private social media accounts of students (either with the use of software or by typing the student name into the social media site)?
2. Does the academy compel student(s) to delete content from their private social media accounts?
3. Does the academy have any policies in place that allows the academy to search for private social media of students? If yes, is the policy made clear to the students, parents, etc?

Yours faithfully,

hannah allison

De Warenne Academy

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Delta FOI,

Dear Ms Allison,

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - INFORMATION REQUEST – SARAC280920DWA

Thank you for your request for information relating to De Warenne Academy.

Your request was received on 21.08.20 and I am dealing with it under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

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Yours sincerely,

Amie Carlyle
Information Governance Officer
Delta Academies Trust | Education House | Spawd Bone Lane | Knottingley | WF11 0EP

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Dear Ms Allison,

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - INFORMATION REQUEST – SARAC280920DWA

Your request for information has now been considered. Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 ('the Act'), you have the right to:

•know whether we hold the information you require

•be provided with that information (subject to any exemptions under the Act which may apply).

I can confirm that we do hold the information you require. You requested the following information and we have responded next to each of your queries:

Academy use of social media and students consent of photograph or video
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1. Do you get the student(s) consent before taking a photograph or video of them? Photos and videos are not taken unless the relevant consent is in place.
2. Do you get the student(s) consent before posting the photograph or video on social media? Photos and videos are not posted on social media unless the relevant consent is in place.
3. Are the student(s) allowed to request their photograph or video to be removed from social media? Consent can be withdrawn at any time.

Academy social media monitoring of students private accounts
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1. Does the academy actively search for private social media accounts of students (either with the use of software or by typing the student name into the social media site)? No.
2. Does the academy compel student(s) to delete content from their private social media accounts?
If an offensive or inappropriate post is brought to a school's attention, this would be discussed with students.
3. Does the academy have any policies in place that allows the academy to search for private social media of students? If yes, is the policy made clear to the students, parents, etc? No.

If you are unhappy with the service you have received in relation to your request and wish to make a complaint or request a review of our decision, you should write to the Chief Compliance Officer, Delta Academies Trust, Education House, Spawd Bone Lane, Knottingley, West Yorkshire WF11 0EP or email [email address]

If you are not content with the outcome of your complaint or review, you may apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a decision. Generally, the ICO cannot make a decision unless you have exhausted the complaints procedure provided by the Trust. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at:

Information Commissioner's Office: Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF. Telephone: 08456 30 60 60 or 01625 54 57 45, www.ico.gov.uk

Yours sincerely,

Amie Carlyle
Information Governance Officer
Delta Academies Trust | Education House | Spawd Bone Lane | Knottingley | WF11 0EP

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