Junior School ICT Acceptable Use Agreement

The Information and Communication Technology (ICT) facilities at Tatachilla Lutheran College reflect the College philosophies and strategic direction. All our resources are provided for the educational benefit of students. By providing opportunities in the use of technology for learning, students can foster skills where they develop life long learning capabilities as well as information literacy skills, become critical thinkers, problem solvers and collaborators, enabling all students to recognise and realise their full potential as part of a holistic approach to learning.

All use of the College’s computer technology including access to Wi-Fi and online resources, will be in keeping with the accepted philosophy and standards of the College as outlined in the vision and mission statement as well as the laws of the Commonwealth of Australia.

Use of technology during lesson time will always be related to the College curriculum to support student learning and not personal use. Any use of computers technology will also align with the conditions within the Tatachilla Lutheran College – ICT Code of Practice and Tatachilla Lutheran College – ICT Use documents.

This agreement relates to the acceptable use of any device (including iPads, Laptops, Phones and Smartphones) used in any context within the College.

 

Student Responsibilites

Educational

  • If I see anything that I think is inappropriate on the iPad, I will tell the teacher straight away.
  • I will only use nice words when writing on the iPad. This includes putting things on Seesaw or in email.
  • I will only print or use the internet when I am told to do so by the teacher.
  • If there are things on my iPad which need to be saved, my parent/caregiver/teacher will help me to back it up to Google Drive.
  • I can only use the iPad when my teacher tells me to use it.
  • I will only use the apps I have been instructed to use.
  • Any apps and photographs that are added at home, additional to learning expectations, will be place in a home folder and will not be used or shared at school.

Security

  • My iPad will not have a passcode.
  • My home screen will be a photograph of me, my name and class.
  • I must log on to the College ICT system using a password and my assigned username. The class teacher will have a copy of this to help students.
  • Passwords are not to be shared with other students.
  • I am not allowed to use another person’s username or password.
  • If I think or notice something has changed on my iPad, I should tell a staff member and/or the ICT Services team immediately. This includes any damage.
  • Caregivers, teachers and staff at the College are allowed to look at the iPad at any point to check that students are using it appropriately.
  • If the iPad is not used properly, parents/caregivers may be contacted and the iPad will be wiped and re-set to the default settings, removing any inappropriate content and/or software. There may be further consequences.

 

ICT Resources Care

  • Any damage to equipment should be reported immediately to the teacher.
  • ICT equipment and my iPad should be treated with care and respect at all times. I will store my iPad in the designated classroom storage area when not in use.
  • I will ensure my iPad is charged ready for the day when it has been stored at home overnight.
  • Vandalism of equipment is not acceptable and appropriate consequences will apply. This could include the cost of repair or replacement of an intentionally damaged item.

 

Family Responsibilites

Internet Access and Communication

The Internet is made available as an educational resource. It is a valuable learning tool that allows students to collaborate in a safe and secure environment. Filtering and activity monitoring software is in place across the College network. All students participate in a digital citizenship program to learn about appropriate social and ethical behaviour online. Any device used at the College should not be used to:

  • Create ad-hoc/hotspot/peer-to-peer networks.
  • Access, send or retrieve inappropriate, offensive, obscene material.
  • Infringe copyright or other intellectual property rights of another person. This includes copying of other people’s work or information from the internet.
  • Perform any unlawful or inappropriate acts.
  • Access online games, chat lines or divulge personal information.
  • Publicly criticise or harass others, use sarcasm and/or humour which can be misunderstood.
  • Communicate using swear words, slang or any other language deemed inappropriate or offensive. Always use appropriate language.
  • Communicate with anyone outside of the College’s teaching staff, unless explicit permission is given by the teacher in charge of the lesson.
  • Access any social media platform.
  • Take photographs or videos, which show faces without the permission of the person they are capturing.
  • Upload content to the internet without explicit permission from the teacher in charge of the lesson.
  • Upload games, apps or content with a 13+ or greater rating.

Copyright

As with any research, information and images accessed via the Internet, content must be appropriately acknowledged through use of referencing.

Students must at all times adhere to Commonwealth Copyright regulations.

No Warranties

  • The College makes no warranties of any kind for the computing services it is providing.
  • The College will not be responsible for any damages suffered. This includes loss of data resulting from computer viruses, delays, or non-deliveries or service interruptions caused by negligence, errors, omissions or consequences arising from inappropriate use of the Internet.
  • The College will not be responsible for the loss of student work.
  • Use of any information obtained via the College Network is at the user’s own risk.
  • The College reserves the right to amend or delete any part of this Agreement annually.
  • The College will not be liable for the deletion or loss of material which has been saved in a location other than a student’s Google Drive.

 

Agreement was last updated in June 2018.

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