The measures to ensure the cybersafety of [Every School] outlined in this document are based on our core values.
The school’s computer network, Internet access facilities, computers and other school ICT equipment/devices bring great benefits to the teaching and learning programmes at [Every School], and to the effective operation of the school.
Our school has rigorous cybersafety practices in place, which include cybersafety use agreements for all school staff and students.
The overall goal of the school in this matter is to create and maintain a cybersafety culture which is in keeping with the values of the school, and legislative and professional obligations. This use agreement includes information about your obligations, responsibilities, and the nature of possible consequences associated with cybersafety breaches which undermine the safety of the school environment.
All students will be issued with a use agreement and once signed consent has been returned to school, students will be able to use the school ICT equipment/devices.
The school’s computer network, Internet access facilities, computers and other school ICT equipment/devices are for educational purposes appropriate to the school environment. This applies whether the ICT equipment is owned or leased either partially or wholly by the school, and used on or off the school site.
The school may monitor traffic and material sent and received using the school’s ICT network. The school may use filtering and/or monitoring software to restrict access to certain sites and data, including email.
The school may audit its computer network, Internet access facilities, computers and other school ICT equipment/devices or commission an independent forensic audit.
Rules to help keep [ Every School ] Students
As a safe and responsible user of ICT I will help keep myself and other people safe by following these rules
I cannot use school ICT equipment until my parent(s) and I have signed my use agreement form (see last page) and the completed form has been returned to school.
I can only use the computers and other school ICT equipment for my schoolwork.
If I am unsure whether I am allowed to do something involving ICT, I will ask the teacher first.
If I have my own user name, I will log on only with that user name. I will not allow anyone else to use my user name.
I will not tell anyone else my password.
I can only go online or access the Internet at school when a teacher gives permission and an adult is present.
I understand that I must not, at any time, use the Internet, email, mobile phones or any ICT equipment to be mean, rude, offensive, or to bully, harass, or in any way harm anyone else connected to our school, or the school itself, even if it is meant as a ‘joke’.
While at school, I will not:
Attempt to search for things online I know are not acceptable at our school. This could include anything that is rude or violent or uses unacceptable language such as swearing
Make any attempt to get around, or bypass, security, monitoring and filtering that is in place at our school.
This Use Agreement is based on the NetSafe® Cybersafety Use Agreement for Primary / Intermediate Students Template
© NetSafe – The Internet Safety Group Incorporated - January 2007