Student safeguarding and privacy

I’m a Scientist, Get me out of here is a tried-and-tested STEM enrichment programme, which has been providing online schools engagement since 2003.

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Teachers are in control

Teachers can:

  • Take part in live Chats with the students and scientists
  • Delete messages in live Chats
  • Download transcripts of live Chats
  • See which students have logged in
  • See what follow-up questions students have asked
  • See the answers scientists have given

Safeguarding

The safeguarding of students is paramount to us. We take care to make sure our websites are safe and secure.

  • All student-scientist interactions are overseen by our DBS-checked moderation team.
  • Everything is text-only: no audio or video.
  • Students are anonymous: scientists only see their chosen ‘display name’.
  • Should any safeguarding issues arise, we have a procedure to log and report it to teachers.

Read our full safeguarding risk assessment

Privacy and data protection

We take privacy seriously, especially that of young people.

  • We ask students for as little data as possible: only what is needed to run the activities.
  • We keep student data for the shortest possible time.
  • Student data never leaves our secure sites, and is never shared with any third parties.

More on student data and consent
Our full privacy policy
Download a sample Data Protection Impact Assessment [DOC]

 
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Questions? Contact support@imascientist.org.uk