Last Updated: September 18, 2023
This policy has been drafted by the Principal Instructor, who is the Lead Compliance Officer (LCO). It is available on the London School of Emerging Technology website and is addressed to all students and staff. This policy was drafted after consultation with students and faculty, and after taking into consideration guidance issued by the Department for Education. In addition to this policy, students must also comply with the Acceptable Use of ICT Policy and Agreement.
The policy relates to the use of technology, including:
Those who use or have access to the LSET’s Information and Communications Technology (ICT) systems, whether on or off-site, are covered by this policy, including faculty, students, parents, visitors, and staff. This policy focuses on the (mis)use of any of the above technologies, whether inside or outside LSET premises, that may affect the welfare of others, or it may also jeopardize the reputation of the LSET or adversely affect its culture.
HOW THE INFORMATION COLLECTED IS USED
Personal information provided to the Education Institution by you will only be used for the purposes stated when the information is requested. Personal information will not be disclosed or sold to third parties, or provided to direct marketing companies or any other such organisations without your permission. Personal information collected and/or processed by the institution is held in accordance with the provisions of the Data Protection Act 1998.
Demographical and statistical information about user behaviour may be collected and may be used to analyse the popularity and effectiveness of the LSET’s website. Any disclosure of this information will be in aggregate form and will not identify individual users.
We collect data relating to the demographic and the interests of our users via tools such as Google Analytics and cookies set by Google advertising networks. This data is used in aggregated form to help improve the site and the education Institution’s marketing efforts.
This policy helps the institution:-
The Principal Instructor
Mayur Ramgir, the Principal Instructor of LSET, is responsible for overseeing the safety and wellbeing of all members of the LSET community, including e-safety.
The Principal Instructor is also responsible for overseeing the procedures that follow a serious breach of e-safety or its acceptable use, or of any allegation of such breach that has been made against a member of the LSET community.
It is the responsibility of the Principal to oversee the procedures that follow a serious breach of e-safety or acceptable use, or an allegation of such, that has been made against a member of the LSET community.
It is the Principal Instructor’s responsibility to ensure that the e-Safety Policy and relevant documents are current.
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Teaching and operations staff is responsible for ensuring that:
Students are responsible for ensuring that:
There are three main areas of concern for E-Safety; safeguarding, discipline, and cybersecurity. Cyberbullying and online grooming, for example, fall under the safeguarding category, abusive communications within the LSET community fall under the disciplinary category, and external email hacking falls under the cybersecurity category. In some circumstances, concerns may fall under one or all of these categories, as they are not mutually exclusive.
E-Safety concerns will be evaluated based on safeguarding, discipline, and cybersecurity risks. In most cases, however, E-Safety concerns are addressed in the following manner:
In accordance with the Staff Code of Conduct, line managers will handle issues related to staff discipline.
Personal tutors will handle student’s discipline-related issues in accordance with the Student Behaviour and Exclusions Policy.
The Principal Instructor will deal with cybersecurity issues with the help of internal and external teams.
The Liability of the LSET
Unless negligent under the terms of this policy, the LSET accepts no responsibility to the student or parents caused by or arising out of a student’s use of mobile phones, e-mail and the internet whilst at LSET.
Should LSET become aware that any resource, image or media have been uploaded which the LSET does not have the copyright permission to use, it will be removed as soon as practically possible.
The Principal Instructor is responsible for implementing and reviewing this policy annually in consultation with students and staff. The Principal Instructor will take into consideration the history of e-safety incidents and new technologies, as well as the effectiveness of existing security procedures.