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COMPUTER USER AGREEMENT

ACCEPTABLE USAGE AGREEMENT
St Finbarr’s School computer network, Internet access facilities, computers and other school ICT equipment bring great benefits to the teaching and learning programs and to the effective operation of our school. The use of our school’s ICT equipment is for educational purposes appropriate to the school environment. Parents need to note that while our school has rigorous cyber safety practices in place, it is not possible to completely eliminate the risk of exposure to inappropriate online content.

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. You should be aware that general internet browsing by your child from home or other locations other than school are not monitored or filtered by the school.

The school may audit its computer network, internet access facilities, computers and other school ICT equipment/devices or commission an independent forensic audit.

All students will be issued with a user agreement and once signed consent has been returned to school, students will be able to use the school ICT equipment.

St Finbarr’s School Computer Agreement for all Primary Students

  1. I cannot use school ICT equipment until my parent/guardian and I have signed my Computer User Agreement Form and the completed form has been returned back to school.
  2. I can only use the computers and other school ICT equipment for my school work.
  3. If I am unsure whether I am allowed to do something involving ICT, I will ask the teacher first.
  4. I will log on only with the user name that has been provided by the school. I will not allow anyone else to use my user name and I will not tell anyone else my password.
  5. I can only go online or access the internet at school when a teacher gives permission and an adult is present.
  6. I understand that I must not, at any time use the internet, email, mobile phones or any ICT equipment to be mean, rude, and 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’.
  7. 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.
  1. If I find anything mean or rude or things I know are not acceptable at our school on any ICT device, I will:

a)    Not show others

b)    Exit the program or turn off the screen and

c)    Get a teacher straight away

  1. I understand that I must not download or copy any files such as music, video, games or programs without the permission of a teacher. This is to ensure we are following copyright laws.

10. I must have permission from school before I bring any ICT equipment/device from home. This includes things like mobile phones, ipods, cameras, DS and PSP games. All ICT devices must be brought to the office before school and collected at the end of the day.

11. I will not connect any device (such as USB drive, camera or phone) to the school ICT network or run any software without a teacher’s permission. This includes all wireless technologies.

12. The school Computer User rules apply to any ICT equipment brought to school like a mobile phone or ipod and I am responsible for the material on these devices. I also understand that the school can view the contents stored on these devices.

13. I will ask my teacher’s permission before giving out any personal information online. I will also get permission from any other person involved.

Personal Information includes:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Email address
  • Phone numbers
  • Photos

14. I will respect all school ICT equipment and will treat all ICT equipment with care. This includes:

  • Not intentionally disrupting the smooth running of any school ICT systems
  • Not attempting to gain unauthorised access to any system
  • Following all school computer user rules and not joining in if other students choose to be irresponsible with ICT
  • Report any breakages/damage to a staff member

15. I understand that if I break these rules, the school may need to inform my parents. In serious cases the school may take disciplinary action against me. I also understand that my family may be charged for repair costs.

  

ST FINBARR’S SCHOOL COMPUTER USER AGREEMENT

Schools and the CSO will be doing their best to enhance learning through the safe use of ICT. This includes working to restrict access to inappropriate, illegal or harmful material on the internet or school ICT equipment and devices at school, or at school-related activities. Working progressively with students and their families, teachers will encourage and develop an understanding of the importance of cybersafety. This includes providing children with strategies to keep themselves safe in cyberspace and attending to enquiries from parents or students about cybersafety issues.

We will respond to any breaches in an appropriate manner as per the School Computer User Agreement Policy

To the Student/Parent/Guardian, please:

  1. Read this page carefully to ensure that you understand your responsibilities under this agreement.
  2. Sign the appropriate section on this form.
  3. Return this form to the school office.
  4. Keep pages 1 and 2 for future reference

 

Responsibilities include:

  • Reading the Computer User Agreement document
  • Discussing the information with your child/ren and explain why it is important.
  • Returning this signed agreement to school
  • Supporting the school’s computer user/cybersafety program by encouraging my child to follow the computer rules, and to always ask the teacher if they are unsure about any use of ICT.
  • Contacting the principal to discuss any questions I might have about cybersafety and/or this Computer User Agreement.

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I have read the Computer User Agreement and I am aware of the school’s initiatives to maintain a cybersafe learning environment, including my child’s responsibilities.

Name of student……………………………………………………………………Class……….……

 

Signature of Student ……………………………………………………………….Date…………….

 

Name of parent/guardian ………………………………………………………………………………

 

Signature of parent/guardian………………………………………………………..Date…………….

Please note: This agreement for your child will remain in force as long as s/he is enrolled at St Finbarr’s School. If it becomes necessary to add/amend any information or rule, parents will be advised in writing.