E-mail and Internet are available for use by all pupils. Access is also available outside class time for educational and personal use.
Personal use is a “bonus” which we would like to encourage. However should a student abuse this opportunity then access will be denied.
Using the internet to search for materials/information which will be useful in school.
E-Mail: Sending/receiving E-Mail to family, friends or “Safe Addresses”
Passwords: Students are told not to divulge their password, even to their best friend.
Personal: Students are clearly instructed not to give their own or anyone else’s photo, name, address or telephone number over the internet.
Internet: Students are warned not to search for or download pictures/text from any website which contains offensive/obscene materials, foul or abusive language.
E-Mail: Students are told not to send e-mails that contain foul or abusive language, threats or insulting comments.
N.B. Internet security software is installed on our system. Using a network monitoring programme, some teachers and the network administrator are able to view what sites students have been using. This type of check is carried out regularly.
Additional information given to students
They should inform their teacher immediately if:
- they get any E-mail which is threatening or abusive.
- they find a web site which they do not like, or is embarrassing.
What will happen if pupils misuse internet or e-mail access:
- We may remove Internet Access or computer use as appropriate or only allow access with strict teacher supervision.
- We may change their password.
Students are permitted to bring mobile phones to school, but only under the following conditions:
- Mobiles must be switched off during lessons and must not be used in the corridors
- Mobiles can be used in the canteen at interval and lunchtimes
- Mobiles should not be used to send offensive texts or make threatening calls
- Mobiles must not be used to record or take photos or video footage in school
Repeated failure to abide by the above conditions will result in a student having their mobile confiscated. Sending offensive texts and making threatening & unpleasant calls will be taken very seriously and will be treated as bullying. The taking of unauthorised photos or videos may result in police involvement.