Here at Woodhouse Primary Academy we take the online safety of our students very seriously. Students are not allowed to use social media on the school premises, and should be discouraged from using it outside of school also. The majority of social media sites have an age limit of 13, which of course all of our children fall below. We use a combination of web filtering, word monitoring and firewalling to prevent access by students.
If students are using social media outside of school there are a few rules that they should be encouraged to follow. They should never give out any details that could identify themsleves or their location. They should never upload personal photographs onto a social media space, especially if they are wearing school uniform. Students should regularly change their passwords, block unknown individuals, and learn how to block unwanted conversations. They should never invite individuals that are unknown to them. These rules are covered as part of our e-safety curriculum, but reinforcement in the home environment is crucial.
Within school we do use social media to inform parents of events and news relevant to Woodhouse Primary Academy. Please make sure that you take a look at our Twitter Timeline when you get the opportunity. Perhaps you would like to follow us!