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Computer Studies

Student Guidelines for Internet use

  • Students are responsible for good behaviour on the Internet just as they are in a classroom or on a school corridor. General school rules apply.
  • Access is a privilege, not a right and that access requires responsibility.
  • Do not use bad language, and do not send messages that could be offensive to another person.
  • You must get the teacher's permission to print or download any text, images, software or other data from the Internet.
  • Never give out personal information such as your home address or telephone number over the Internet.
  • Do not make arrangements for an unsupervised meeting with another person on-line without the permission of your teacher/parent.
  • If you receive a message that makes you feel uncomfortable, it must be reported to the teacher. On no account should you respond to such a message.
  • Be familiar with these rules and how to use the Internet before going on-line. If you have any questions about these rules, please ask your teacher so you can understand.


Sanctions

If any of the above rules are broken, it will result in a temporary or permanent ban on Internet and/or computer use.
Additional disciplinary action may be taken in line with existing approved school practice on inappropriate language or behaviour.

Remember that teachers have access to all files and disks used on school computers, including email messages sent and received by students. School computers also record details of what students have viewed on the Internet. In addition, the use of 'Altiris vision' software allows the teacher to view the contents of any students' screen at any time during the class.