The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is an EU-wide legislation, which determines how people’s personal data is processed and kept safe, and the legal rights individuals have concerning their data.
It came into force on 25 May 2018 to organisations that process or handle personal data, including schools, and is similar to the Data Protection Act (DPA) from 1998 in many ways. Most of the differences involve the GDPR building on or strengthening the fundamental principles of the DPA.
The internet advice we offer aims to provide parents and young students with information and resources to develop safer habits when learning and to play online. Much of the advice about online safety is common sense, but the School encourages parents to speak with their children about what they are doing, whom they are talking with and where they are going on the internet. We also cover this in some detail in our E-Safety & Child Protection section.
If you have a concern or would like to speak about any issue of e-safety and your data protection in more detail, please contact us.