ICT Multimedia & Internet Use
Use of ICT and multimedia provides students with unprecedented opportunities to obtain information and to increase skills, knowledge and abilities in many curriculum areas.
To improve student-learning outcomes through the development and use of ICT skills which will be integrated where possible into the whole curriculum.
- Our school actively supports access by students to the widest variety of information resources available, accompanied by the development of the skills necessary to filter, analyse, interpret and evaluate information encountered.
- Students and staff at our school will have filtered internet and email access. Students have a class password. Staff have their own password protected internet account and log on. Such access is a privilege that infers responsibility, and not simply a right to be expected.
- Any students email access will be through a class mailbox under teacher supervision.
- Email accounts will be password protected and users will be responsible for clearing their mailboxes regularly.
- The ICT co-ordinator will liaise with staff and technical support to manage email access. Maintenance of the schoolís web site, web filters and all other issues related to internet access by students and staff.
- The school undertakes to ensure that information published is of a high standard and meets legal requirements and standards of general practice within the community in relation to copyright, safety and decency.
- Guidelines on access rights will be defined for different user levels. Restricted access shall be available to guest users for specific purposes only.
- All students shall be responsible for notifying their teacher of any inappropriate material so that access filters can be reviewed.
- All staff shall be responsible for notifying the ICT Manager of any inappropriate material to that access/filtering procedures can be reviewed.
- Consequences for students for publishing, accessing or failing to notify the ICT Manager of inappropriate material may include the removal of student access rights.
- Signed parent and student consent (see following) is required to be completed in order to gain access to the Internet, or to publish work on the Intranet and Internet.
Privacy of students, parents, staff and other users must be recognized and respected at all times. When identifying students, only the studentís first name will be used if work is published on the Intranet/Internet.
- Teachers shall be responsible for making sure all work is screened for accuracy, appropriateness, grammar and spelling prior to publishing.
- Teachers are responsible for supervising their studentsí use of computers, multimedia and the Internet. Students are not to use equipment or the Internet unsupervised.
- Parental permission will be obtained before any images of students are published on the Internet.
This policy will be reviewed as part of the schoolís regular review cycle.
INTERNET / ACCEPTABLE CODE OF USAGE OF PRACTICE
I agree to use Multimedia/Internet at our school in a responsible manner for purposes stated by my teacher.
If I find myself in unsuitable locations I will immediately click on the home or back button and inform my teacher
When working on the Internet I will:
- Only work on the web for purposes specified by my teacher.
- Not give out information such as my surname, address, telephone number, or parentsí work address/telephone number.
- Always have my teacherís permission before sending e-mail.
- Compose e-mail messages using only language that I understand is acceptable in my school.
- I will not use material from other web sites unless I have permission from the person who created the material. If I am unsure I will check with my teacher.
- Follow school guidelines and procedures when preparing materials.
- I will treat all equipment with care and will not misuse or damage multimedia equipment and furniture. If this occurs,
I understand that breaches of the rules will see me lose my Computer/Internet/access rights for a period of time determined by my teacher and the ICT committee.
I understand the school will provide adequate supervision and that steps have been taken to minimise risk of exposure to unsuitable material.
I do/do not consent to my child using the Internet at school for educational purposes in accordance with the Student Agreement above.
I do/do not consent to my child corresponding with others, using email.
CONSEQUENCES FOR DISREGARD OF THE ACCEPTABLE USE GUIDELINES BY STUDENTS
Students of Glen Waverley South Primary School will be given every opportunity to utilise the extensive learning technologies available to them. They also have a responsibility to use it sensibly and maturely. Students in Years 3 Ė 6 will undergo a series of lessons aimed at developing in them a sense of responsibility and ownership when using these facilities. Should the children fail to follow these guidelines, the following strategies and consequences will be put in place.
Short term (one week) suspension from using any learning technologies within the school. Letter home to parents.
Long term (one month) suspension from using any learning technologies within the school. Letter home accompanied by an interview with parents.
ANY SUBSEQUENT OFFENCES:
Any subsequent offences will be dealt with under school-wide welfare and discipline procedures as outlined in the student code of conduct.
All offences should be reported to the Learning Technologies Coordinator and the Principal or Assistant Principal, where appropriate.
Should a deliberate or particularly offensive act occur, step one may be bypassed