I got an email from Ryans primary school yesterday via Parent Mail flagged as urgent. I opened it up with a message saying that I should delete their first email as there was an error and that the current email has the schools news letter attached.
I thought it a bit odd because I didn’t even have the “first email”. Later that day I got another email from his school, again, via Parent Mail. I thought to myself, oh no, they have made another error. This email turned out to be the one from earlier that they were on about. I now see the error that they made!
The email contained almost 500 lines of personal information about their students. An example of the information shared was as follows;
“Last Name”,”First Name”,Sequence of numbers and letters here,”Some more numbers”,”What year the child is in”,”The name of the class”,Sequence of numbers and letters here,”What Parent This refers to”,”Mothers / Fathers First name”,”Mothers / Fathers Last Name”,”Parents Title”
Now, obviously, this was unintentional and was not done on purpose. Perhaps a more stringent security process should be in place to stop these type of simple clerical errors of attaching the wrong documents to the emails before they go out to hundreds of parents!
Now, I’m sure there are people out there, who will take this matter seriously and report it to some official, who will then get in touch with the school, but at the end of the day, it seems to be a simple mistake limited to the parents who have subscribed to Parent Mail for Ryans school, which is approximately 250 families by the looks of things.