Hemlington Hall Academy

Parental Controls

Many children have ‘Hotmail’, or ‘Windows Live’ Email addresses. With Windows Live Mail you can now manage your child’s account and restrict their communication and what personal information they share. This can also be paired with MSN Live Messenger.

If your computer has Windows XP or Internet Explorer 5 or later then you can set certain controls within Internet Explorer. Go to Tools > Internet Options, and then choose privacy and security options to limit content viewed. To stay even safer you can download a third party program to set more limits on your child’s usage.

With Windows new operating systems, Windows Vista or Windows 7, there are excellent parental controls inbuilt. If you are set as administrator, and have your child or children as users, you can then control every aspect of their account. You can set what time they are allowed on the computer, what type of content they can view on the internet, block individual web sites, block and allow what programs and games they can play on and install, and best of all you get an activity report of exactly what they have been up too. Everything from Log On times, what programs, files or web sites they have been accessing and even records their emails and messaging communication. Find out more.

Privacy Policy

We regard your privacy as important and any personal information you give to us will be used in accordance with the Data Protection Act and the General Data Protection Regulations.

We do not store personal information about individuals who visit this site except where they provide contact information via our contact us page and contact forms available on various pages throughout the website.

Any information you provide will only be used for the reasons specified and it will not be shared with any third party without your consent, unless required by law.

Your contact details are kept securely and are only accessed by authorised members of staff as part of the provision of school services. If you do not wish us to keep this contact information please tell us.

This website uses Google Analytics which provides statistical data about the usage of the site. This information is not used to identify individuals, but is collected to provide us with an understanding of the areas of interest on our site and how our site is being used.

If you are connected to the internet you will have an IP Address. This may take the form of a figure, such as 333.333.22.1. The address will be automatically collected and logged as part of the connection of your computer to our web server and may be used to determine the total number of visits to each part of the site. This data is not collected and used for other purposes.

This website contains links to other websites. The School is not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites or organisations and recommends you consult the privacy information on those sites.

This policy will be reviewed and updated versions will be posted on the website.

If you have any questions about the use of your personal information, the Information Commissioner is the independent regulator for both Data Protection and Freedom of Information.