Misuse of Social Media
At Clarendon Academy, we believe that the use of technology can bring many advantages to young people, improving their learning opportunities, giving them different ways to have fun and giving them a multitude of ways to keep in touch with each other via social media. Young people must be aware that there are laws governing when and how images can be taken and used.
We expect to work in partnership with parents to address and challenge any issues that arise from the misuse of technology and social media and particularly those that arise from the misuse that happens on home purchased devices or outside of school hours. In these cases, although we are supportive, we would expect parents / carers be primarily responsible for monitoring and dealing with the consequences of the use of the technology that they have provided or that is being used outside of school time.
We will respond to any negative behaviour in school time which results from the misuse of social media or technology following the guidance in the school’s Behaviour for Learning Policy. Parents will also be told of all instances where social media / technology has been used inappropriately and if it is on a personal device or out of school hours, we will ask them to deal with this at home, providing consequences where they consider it necessary.
Issues where there is a safeguarding concern will be shared with the appropriate outside agencies; this may be social care and / or the police.
Students found misusing technology will be banned from using the school Internet for a period of time.
For advice and support on setting up parental controls, adjusting privacy settings, understanding social networks and other issues that may relate to these matters please go on-line and visit the following website:
www.nspcc.org.uk/onlinesafety or you can call the NSPCC for support on 0808 800 5002.
If you have any further questions, please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org