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Computer and internet code of behaviour

Students will be issued with a username and password to access the school’s network when in school. They should follow the following guidelines when using their school network.

Students must follow the guidelines below when using the school network:

  • not disable settings that have been applied as a departmental standard
  • keep passwords confidential and change them when prompted
  • use passwords that are not obvious or easily guessed
  • log off at the end of each session to ensure that nobody else can use their e-learning account
  • ensure that personal use is kept to a minimum and internet and online communication services is generally used for genuine curriculum and educational activities. Use of unauthorised programs and intentionally downloading unauthorised software, graphics or music that is not associated with learning, is not permitted
  • never damage or disable computers, computer systems or networks of the department
  • ensure that services are not used for unauthorised commercial activities, political lobbying, online gambling or any unlawful purpose.

Online behaviour

Students attending all Department of Education schools have the opportunity to access the internet. They are issued with an email account that can be used to access the internet and communicate with their teachers and other students.

Students are responsible for their actions while using the internet. Misuse may result in the withdrawal of access. The department archives all student emails and logs web browsing. The records are kept for two years and are considered official documents that may be used for legal reasons

Student responsibilities when using the internet include:

  • reporting inappropriate behaviour and material to their teachers
  • never allowing others to use their personal e-learning account
  • telling their teacher if they suspect they have received a computer virus or spam or a message that is inappropriate and makes them feel uncomfortable.
  • seeking advice if another user seeks excessive personal information, asks to be telephoned, offers gifts by email or wants to meet a student
  • ensuring privacy and confidentiality is maintained by not disclosing or using any information in a way that is contrary to any individual’s interests.
  • ensuring any material published on the internet has the approval of the principal or their delegate and has appropriate copyright clearance.
  • never knowingly initiating or forwarding emails or other messages containing a message that was sent to them in confidence or a computer virus or attachment that is capable of damaging recipients’ computers.
  • never sending or publishing unacceptable or unlawful material or remarks, including offensive, abusive or discriminatory comments
  • never threatening, bullying or harassing another
  • never sending sexually explicit or suggestive material
  • never sending false or defamatory information about a person or organisation.