Student Guidelines for ICT

The school provides computers for use by students. They offer access to a vast amount of information for use in studies, acting like an enormous extension to the school library and offering great potential to support the curriculum.
 
The computers are provided and maintained for the benefit of all students, who are encouraged to use and enjoy these resources and ensure they remain available to all.  Students are responsible for good behaviour on the internet just as they are in a classroom or a school corridor.  Remember that access is a privilege, not a right and inappropriate use will result in that privilege being withdrawn.
 
Equipment
 
  • Do not install, attempt to install, or store programs of any type on the computers without permission.
  • Do not damage, disable, or otherwise harm the operation of computers, or intentionally waste resources.
  • Do not use the computers for commercial purposes, eg. buying, or selling goods.
  • Do not connect mobile equipment to the network (eg. laptops, tablets, etc) until they have been checked with anti-virus software, and been found to be clean of viruses.
  • Do not eat or drink near computer equipment.
Security and Privacy
 
  • Do not disclose your password to others, or use passwords intended for the use of others.
  • Never tell anyone you meet on the internet your home address, your telephone number, your school’s name, or send them your picture, unless you are given permission to do so.
  • Do not use the computers in a way that harasses, harms, offends or insults others.
  •  Respect, and do not attempt to bypass, security in place on the computers, or attempt to alter the settings.
  • Computer storage areas will be treated like school lockers.  Staff may review files and communications to ensure that users are using the system responsibly.
Internet
 
  •  Do not access the internet unless for study or for school authorised/supervised activities.
  • Do not use the internet to obtain, download, send, print, display or otherwise transmit or gain access to material which is unlawful, obscene or abusive.
  • Respect the work and ownership right of people outside the school, as well as other students or staff.  This includes abiding by copyright laws.
  • Do not engage in ‘chat’ activities over the internet.  This takes up valuable resources which could be used by others to benefit their studies.
  • Never arrange to meet anyone unless your parent or teacher goes with you.  People who you contact online are not always who they seem.