Online Safety News

Changes to data protection law

May 2018

Dear parent/carer,

Changes to data protection law

You may be aware that from 25th May 2018, the rules around data protection are changing. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will change how personal data can be used and how it must be kept safe. The GDPR also strengthens your rights over your own data.

The Prince Albert Community Trust has always been committed to ensuring that personal and sensitive information about yourselves and your children stays safe, and whilst the GDPR is similar to the current Data Protection Act in many ways, there are a few differences, so we need to make a few changes in order to ensure we remain compliant.

One of these changes is that we have updated our privacy notice. Please find it here. You can also view our privacy notices and policies on our website www.the-pact.co.uk.  You can also find more information on the GDPR and your rights in our latest Online Safety Update Newsletter.

We already seek consent from you for the use of photographs or videos of your children, and as part of our work to comply with the GDPR we would like to take this opportunity to remind you that you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time. To do so, please contact the school office and ask for a pupil consent form and return the completed form to the school office.

If you have any questions about how the GDPR affects you, or how the PACT and our schools are preparing, you can contact us by emailing dpo@princealbert.bham.sch.uk or please contact the school office.

Yours faithfully,

Miss Jones
Data Protection Officer
Prince Albert Community Trust

Online Safety Parent Workshop

Our next round of Online Safety parent workshops will take place after half term.

The theme of this workshop is - Home Internet Security - Sophos Home. Here you will learn how to install and manage Sophos Home.

This will allow you to restrict websites that your family can access, receive notifications when websites are accessed and block viruses - all for FREE!

All parents and carers welcome.


Mr. J. Tromans

Trust Leader of Computing


Online Safety Update: Issue 19


Our latest Prince Albert Community Trust Online Safety Update newsletter is out now!

Produced on a half termly basis to keep you up-to-date with Online Safety news, new ICT initiatives and ways in which you can help to keep your family safe both online and when using emerging technology.

We hope you enjoy reading 'Issue 19: February 2018' online now.

In this issue we look at how we celebrated Safer Internet Day 2018 as part of our PACT Online Safety Week.

If you have a concern regarding your child's use of the internet at home or in school, you can speak to one of our Online Safety Leads for support and advice.