Acceptable Network and Internet Use Regulations for Pupils
The computer network is owned by the school and is made available to students to further their education. The school's Network and Internet Access Policy has been drawn up to protect all parties - the students, the staff and the school.
All pupils have access to the network and are expected to understand and abide by the regulations. Failure to do so may lead to removal of network access or suspension from school.
- Access must only be made via the authorised account and password, which must not be made available to any other person.
- All users are expected to change their passwords regularly.
- Files may only be stored in Folders in MyWork (the N drive).
- Files may only be transferred to Floppy Disc using File Organiser.
- Floppy discs should be kept in a protective box when not in use.
- Any member of staff may view a student's files at any time.
- Files that contain unsuitable language, images or discrimination of any kind should not be kept on the network.
- Students should not load any executable or mp3 files on to the network from floppy disc, CD or the Internet.
- Activity that threatens the integrity of the school ICT systems, or that attacks or corrupts the network, is forbidden.
- All pupils have access to the Internet, which is filtered by NGFL.
- All pupils need to be aware that Internet and network access is monitored by the school and sites visited by a pupil may be logged.
- Sites and materials accessed must be appropriate to work in school. Users will recognise materials that are inappropriate and should expect to have their access removed.
- All pupils need to be aware of copyright and plagiarism. Any passage of text, copied from the Internet or a CD ROM, that contains more than 40 words should be acknowledged, giving the site URL, author/ organisation and date.
- If any pupil is unsure about the suitability of a web page they should consult a member of staff immediately.
- The playing of on-line games is forbidden.
- All pupils may use a web based email service such as Hotmail.
- Users are responsible for all e-mails they send and for contacts made that may result in e-mail being received. Pupils are advised not to provide their address, telephone number, bank account number, credit card details or photograph as part of an email unless the recipient is known personally.
- Posting anonymous messages and forwarding chain letters is forbidden.
- Copyright of materials and intellectual property rights must be respected.
- Legitimate private interests may be followed, providing school use is not compromised.
- Use for personal financial gain, gambling, political purposes or advertising is forbidden.
Use of the school ICT equipment in any room in the school
- Pupils are expected to behave sensibly when using a computer and must leave their work area tidy when a session has been completed.
- No food or drink may be taken into any of the computer rooms.
- Pupils should not queue at printers during a lesson; printed work will be handed to them.
- Printing is limited by Printer Credits. Extra credits can be purchased from the IT Office. Pupils are advised to check work before it is sent to the printer.
- IT1 and IT2 are closed at break, but open at lunch and after school until 5:30 p.m. One room may be closed during staff training.
- IT Monitors have the authority to report any abuse of these regulations to a member of staff.
- All activity in the IT1 and IT2 is viewed on CCTV and recorded.
Updated: May 2008