Mind the Gap takes privacy and cyber-safety very seriously, particularly within the school environment.
Each participant can choose his/her own username and password at sign-up. The only information we require during sign-up is an email address, and in some instances the name of the school facilitating; we do not require physical addresses, phone numbers or any other identifying or personal information. As there is no communication between accounts, the site cannot be used as a social forum or mode of communication. It therefore cannot be used as a medium for bullying or other cyber un-safe activities such as meeting unknown people.
Currently, the only social media facility Mind the Gap utilises is the ability to post a participant's Mind the Gap grades to facebook. This is at the participant's discretion, and there is no further communication between our site and facebook, nor any other social media site. It is similar to taking a picture of your score-card and exporting it to another location. It is entirely one-way (facebook has no influence on our site), and will only occur if the participant chooses to use the feature.