ALDERMAN PAYNE PRIMARY SCHOOL ICT
Acceptable Use Policy - Pupils
The designated member responsible for Internet safety in the school is Ms Reynolds (safeguarding lead).
The aims of this Acceptable Use Policy are to:
• Ensure that pupils benefit from all learning opportunities offered by the computing and internet resources provided by the school in a safe and controlled manner.
• To give pupils clear guidance on safe and acceptable use of these resources.
• Provide guidance to pupils on the safe use of STARZ +.
• Make pupils are aware that Internet use in school is a resource and a privilege. If the resource is abused, then the privilege will be taken away.
At Alderman Payne Primary School we will develop the learning environment to provide a range of ICT opportunities and tools. This will empower our children to make relevant and safe choices and be flexible as they develop their personalised learning in line with our school’s vision.
• Virus protection software is used and updated on a regular basis.
• A member of staff will be appointed as responsible for the school’s e-safety.
Pupils’ Access to the Internet
Alderman Payne Primary School use a Cambridgeshire County Council “filtered” Internet Service (Lightspeed), which will minimise the chances of pupils encountering undesirable material. Alderman Payne will normally only allow children to use the Internet when there is a responsible adult present to supervise. However it is unrealistic to suppose that the teacher’s attention will always be directed toward the computer screen. Members of staff will be aware of the potential for misuse, and will be responsible for explaining to pupils, the expectation we have of pupils.
Teachers will have access to pupils’ emails and other Internet related files and will check these on a regular basis to ensure expectations of behaviour are being met.
Expectations of Pupils using the Internet
• All pupils are expected to read and agree the Internet Agreement.
• At Alderman Payne, we expect all pupils to be responsible for their own behaviour on the Internet, just as they are anywhere else in school. This includes materials they choose to access, and the language they use.
• Pupils using the Internet are expected to avoid deliberately seeking out offensive materials. Should any pupils encounter any such material accidentally, they are expected to report it immediately to a teacher.
• Pupils are expected to use inoffensive language in their email communications and only contact only people they know or those the teacher has approved. It is forbidden to be involved in sending chain letters.
• Pupils must ask permission before accessing the Internet.
• Pupils will not access social networking sites unless expressly permitted by the school or as part of a specific learning activity.
• Pupils should not access other people's files unless permission has been given.
• Computers should only be used for schoolwork and homework unless permission has been granted otherwise.
• No program files may be downloaded to the computer from the Internet. This is to prevent corruption of data and avoid viruses.
• No programs on disc or other portable media should be brought in from home for use in school.
• Homework completed at home may be brought in on portable media, but this will have to be virus scanned by the class teacher before use.
• Personal printing is not allowed on our network.
• No personal information such as phone numbers and addresses should be given out and no arrangements to meet someone made unless this is part of an approved school project.
• Uploading and downloading of non-approved software is not permitted.
• Pupils consistently choosing not to comply with these expectations will be warned, and subsequently, may be denied access to Internet resources.
School Website and Blog
• The website is regularly checked to ensure that there is no content that compromises the safety of pupils or staff.
• The publications of children’s learning on the web or blog will be decided by a teacher.
• The school will endeavour to use digital photographs, audio or video clips focusing on group activities. Photographs and video focusing on individual children will not be published on the school website without parental permission.
• The school website will avoid publishing the full names of individuals in a photograph.
• The school will ensure that the image files are appropriately named and will not use pupils’ names in image file names if published on the web.
Pupils may only use their own technology in school as part of a pre-arranged educational activity, with permission from a member of staff and authorised by the school.
Inappropriate use is in direct breach of the school’s acceptable use policy.
“Starz+” is an online service provided by the LA and is a learning platform or virtual learning environment (VLE). It provides on-line tools, such as email, chat, wikis, and information areas. All areas are monitored by staff and actively managed by the LA’s Education ICT Service.
Etiquette & Guidelines for Pupils using STARZ+
• Pupils must not upload photos of people onto the My Space area of Starz and are actively encouraged to use an Avatar as their online profile.
• Pupils will not share their password with anyone (Parents - no child should share their password with anyone else other than their teacher and parents. If passwords are shared then STARZ +accounts will be withdrawn for a period of time agreed by the teacher)
• If someone asks for their password, pupils must tell their teacher.
• Pupils must log off their account if they leave the computer for any amount of time.
• When choosing a nickname for their account pupils should be able to say their chosen name out loud to the class and teacher. (Parents - This can be a colloquial name but should not be offensive)
• Pupils may use their account at home if all the above guidelines are followed.
No application or services accessed by users may be used to bring the school or its members into disrepute.
All users have a responsibility to report any known misuses of technology, including the unacceptable behaviours of others.
Use of Photographs and/or Video
Alderman Payne Primary School uses photographs and/or videos to showcase our pupil’s achievements and promote the school.
Photographs and/or video may be used in the following ways:
• School Photo Album
• School Displays
• School Concerts
• Exhibitions outside the school
• Staff Coursework
• Newspaper/magazine coverage of events
• School Web Site and Blog
• Sports Events/Competitions
Alderman Payne Primary School Pupil Internet, ICT & STARZ+ Agreement
Please tick the boxes and sign:
∆ I have read through this agreement with my child and we agree to these safety measures.
∆ I agree to the Starz+ Etiquette and understand that there will be sanctions if the rules are broken.
∆ I consent to photographs and/or videos being used under these guidelines.
Signed: ………………………………………………………………... (Pupil)
Name of child: …………………………………………………….….
Signed: ……………………………………………………………….. (Parent/Carer)
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