Internet - Acceptable Use Policy

Scoil Eoin, Innishannon

Roll  no. 17168J

 Aim:

  • to ensure that pupils will benefit from learning opportunities offered by the school’s Internet resources in a safe and effective manner          
  • This AUP was created in October 2010 by the B.O.M staff and parents representatives (Parents Association on behalf of parents)
  • The school and parent representatives will revise the AUP on a regular basis.
  • Before signing, the A.U.P should be read carefully to indicate that the conditions of use are accepted and understood.

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School’s Strategy

 The school will employ a number of strategies in order to maximise learning opportunities and reduce risks associated with the Internet.

  •  Internet sessions will always be supervised by a teacher.
  •  Filtering software will be used in order to minimise the risk of exposure to inappropriate material.
  •  The school will regularly monitor pupils’ Internet usage.
  •  Uploading and downloading of non-approved software will not be permitted.
  •  Virus protection software will be used and updated on a regular basis.
  •  The use of personal floppy disks or CD-ROMs in school requires a teacher’s permission.
  •  Students will observe good “netiquette” (i.e., etiquette on the Internet) at all times and will not undertake any actions that may bring the school into disrepute.

 World Wide Web

  •  Students will not visit Internet sites that contain objectionable materials
  •  Students will use the Internet for educational purposes only.
  •  Students will never disclose or publicise personal information.
  •  Students will be aware that any usage, including distributing or receiving information, school-related or personal, may be checked for unusual activity.

 Email

  • Students will use approved class email accounts under supervision by or permission from a teacher.
  • Students will not send any material that is illegal, obscene, defamatory or that is intended to annoy or intimidate another person.
  • Students will not reveal their own or other people’s personal details, such as addresses or telephone numbers or pictures.
  • Students will note that sending and receiving email attachments is subject to permission from their teacher.

 Internet Chat

  • Students will only have access to discussion forums or other electronic communication forums that have been approved by the school.
  • Discussion forums and other electronic communication forums will only be used for educational purposes and will always be supervised.
  • Usernames will be used to avoid disclosure of identity.

  School Website

  • Pupils will be given the opportunity to publish projects, artwork or school work on the World Wide Web.
  • The publication of student work will be co-ordinated by a teacher.
  • Pupils’ work will appear in an educational context on Web pages with a copyright notice prohibiting the copying of such work without express written permission.
  • Individual digital photographs will not be published on the school website. Instead photographs will focus on group activities.
  • Personal pupil information including home address and contact details will be omitted from school web pages.
  • Pupils will continue to own the copyright on any work published.

 Legislation

Copies of the following legislation relating to use of the Internet may be obtained from the school, on request.

  • Data Protection (Amendment) Act 2003
  • Child Trafficking and Pornography Act 1998
  • Interception Act 1993 
  • Video Recordings Act 1989
  • The Data Protection Act 1988

 
 Support Structure

  • The school will inform students and parents of organisations that deal with illegal material or harmful use of the Internet.

 Sanctions

  • Misuse of the Internet may result in disciplinary action, including oral warnings, informing parents, withdrawal of access privileges.

 The school reserves the right to report any illegal activities to the appropriate authorities.

 

Click here to download a copy of our permission form. Please review the attached school Internet Acceptable Use Policy, sign and return this permission form to the Principal.

 

 

 

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