What technology (and Internet connectivity) will be required for the event to run smoothly and everyone to participate? In the event of a closure, is there a way that the school can still facilitate the event?
Ideally schools’ technical teams will be involved in the planning stages and on hand during the performance itself to resolve ‘on the night’ technical glitches and help ensure the smooth running of the event.
Also consider the security of devices being used, in particular cameras and microphones, and the security of the chosen broadcasting service. Do consider the terms of service together with privacy policies and in particular if there are any minimum age requirements of the chosen service.
We would strongly recommend that staff avoid using personal devices and should only use school provided equipment.
School’s have a duty of care to all children and staff who attend and this needs to be upheld throughout an online performance. We would strongly recommend that any links to a broadcast, live or prerecorded, are shared only with contacts known to the school and require a password/ log in to prevent the onward sharing of the broadcast.
Whilst it will not be possible to supervise the actions of audience members viewing/ listening from ‘home’, it is expected that schools will set out a series of principles for audience members to adhere too. This should include, but not necessarily be limited to:
School’s should ensure that any online event is broadcast in line with their safeguarding policy, in particular it’s important to:
It’s a great thing to see/hear your child participating in [event] and we know they provide a lot of precious memories. This year, we plan to share our [event] online. You can support us in keeping all children safe by: [delete as appropriate]
If you need help with any of the above points or have a related query, then please don’t hesitate to come and have a chat with a member of staff.
in particular, Acceptable Use Agreement and Digital Imagery Permissions
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