Blogging Policy

With the start of the new academic year, the children are eager to share their experiences at school with you through our class blog. It is really lovely for you and your children to be able to respond to the content by writing comments and rating the blog entries. Our children’s internet safety is of crucial importance, so please take time to read and follow the guidelines below.

What is our class blog?

Our class blog is a way for us to share our ideas and our learning with other people. Sharing our learning means that it is very important that we understand how to use the blog and the internet in a secure way.

This ties in with National Curriculum objectives and ICT Key Skills that the children are expected to learn and apply.

The following guidelines have been established to ensure the safety of our pupils when blogging. The guidelines are also reminders of how to use the blog to improve writing and keyboarding skills.

  • Student work will only be identified by first names. All comments should have first names only.
  • Any photos of students on the blog will be anonymous without any names connected to them.
  • Parents who leave comments are asked not to use last names either. (Please post comments as “Claire’s Mum” or “Chris’s Nan”, etc.)
  • All comments submitted have to be approved by Mrs Golding before they are included on the blog. Inappropriate comments will not be approved.
  • Proof-read your comments carefully.
  • As a general rule, only Mrs Golding has access to post things on the blog.
  • This blog is hosted on a private server and is fully maintained for software and security updates.
  • Videos on the blog may be hosted on youtube. However, they are only accessible through the blog and are not included in youtube search results.

Do not leave comments as a means of communicating with friends in the style of a ‘chatroom’. Please post positively and always remember that the blog is an extension of our school that the rest of the world is able to see.

Thank you for reading the blogging guidelines for trudygolding.co.uk and Battle Abbey Prep School.

These guidelines were adapted from existing guidelines created by Mr Sale and his blog http://meresideyear5.primaryblogger.co.uk/

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