Social media, student consent and monitoring

Response to this request is long overdue. By law, under all circumstances, Harris Academy Merton should have responded by now (details). You can complain by requesting an internal review.

Dear Harris Academy Merton,

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. Does the academy get the student(s) consent before taking a photograph or video of them?
2. Does the academy get the student(s) consent before posting the photograph or video on social media?
3. Are the student(s) allowed to request for their photograph or video to be removed from the academy 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