Student safeguarding and privacy

I’m History, Get me out of here connects school students with historians to learn about historical figures.

Teachers are in control

Teachers can:

  • Take part in live Chats with the students and historians
  • 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 historians have given


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

  • All student-historian interactions are overseen by our DBS-checked moderation team.
  • Everything is text-only: no audio or video.
  • Students are anonymous: historians 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 ❯
Read our full privacy policy ❯

Teachers: Register to take part ❯

Find out more:

Teachers homepage ❯
How it works ❯

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