Internet Safety Policy

Information for Parents/Guardians regarding Internet use

For some workshops we will occasionally be using online software such as Code.org and will be making use of Google Image Search.

Students must be 13+ to use the software because of the potential for sharing of content. Therefore, we will require the adult who will be accompanying the child to be responsible for them whilst using the software.

As part of the sessions, we will discuss internet safety as related to sharing of data and using search engines, as well as copyright on pictures and information found online.

When continuing with projects at home, we advise you to use your own judgement and follow your family policy for internet use with your children.

Code.org is an educational website, used by students and teachers all over the world.  However, it is important to be aware that other users will be 13+, and the projects shared in the public app gallery will have been created by them.

Whilst every endeavour is made to ensure that suitable restrictions are placed on the ability of children to access inappropriate materials, we cannot be held responsible for the nature or content of materials accessed through the Internet.

If you would like some advice on keeping your child safe online, or tips on how to talk to your child about online safety, you can visit the NSPCC’s Online Safety page here.

Updated March 2021

Social Media User agreement

Science Oxford uses social media to explore STEM education and engagement locally, nationally and with people from across the world, and we want to hear what you have to say. We want you to be involved in discovery and respectful debate.
To ensure that everyone feels comfortable interacting with us and others, we respectfully ask that all posts and comments on our content are positive, courteous and do not cause offence. We reserve the right to delete any of the following content and block users who share such content:
• Hate speech as defined by the police and Crown Prosecution Service
• Comments that defame any person or organisation
• Repeated irrelevant comments by individual users
• Advertisements, solicitations or endorsements of any other organisation, website,
contests or promotions
• Links to any illegal or lewd media and websites, and/or any comments encouraging
illegal activity

We also reserve the right to screen shot content and contact police.

We believe that social media is an important part in how people live their lives:
We’ll listen. We’re keen to hear from you.
We’ll read all messages and look to flag-up problems with the most relevant part of the organisation.
We’ll be online during working hours
We’ll be human and polite.
We’ll follow people where we can. But this doesn’t mean endorsement.
We won’t deal with your query on social media. We’ll direct you to other channels instead.
If you have any questions about our social media, email [email protected]