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 21: July and Summer 2018' online now.
In this issue we look at top tips to help you make this summer a safe one for your children online. We also take a look at the Google 'Be Internet Legends' campaign which has recently been launched across our PACT schools.
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. See your child's school website for further details.
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.
Tuesday 19th June marks the last of our Online Safety days for this academic year. During the day, your child will take part in a number of Online Safety activities. These include: re-designing our school Online Safety button and screen for our computers. The digital leaders will then short list to find the winner for each school. The winning entry will be digitalised and used from September 2018 on every Computer in their school.
Children will also be taught about the dangers of playing games that are not appropriate for their age. From this, children will create a class video where they will be encouraged to create songs, raps and role plays to give out the online safety message.
Please ask your child what they have learnt and share amongst your family.
Mr. J. Tromans
Trust Leader for Computing
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or please contact the school office.
Data Protection Officer
Prince Albert Community Trust
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