Dear Parents and Carers,
We are writing to you to alert you to a concern regarding the use of mobile phones by members of Year 8. As you will be aware, students are not expected to use their mobile phones in school unless specifically authorised by the teacher and in recent weeks we have been having to sanction a number of students who have not been following this rule. In particular, we would ask for your support in talking to your son / daughter about the inappropriacy of taking photographs of other people (students and staff) without their permission and the trouble this can cause if photographs are shared with others, uploaded to social media and / or manipulated. At school we follow an ICT user agreement that students are expected to follow (this is published within the school student logbook) and this clearly outlines our expectations of appropriate use of phones and computers. Students who do not follow this code can expect to face a serious sanction.
Mr R Blackman