Acceptable Use Policy For Children

Acceptable Use Policy

Divine Word National School has an Acceptable Use Policy in place to ensure that all pupils benefit from learning opportunities offered by the school’s internet and digital media resources in a safe and effective manner.

My name is _______________________________________________.

I will only go on websites that have been approved by my teacher.

I will not try to visit an inappropriate site on purpose.

If I accidentally access an inappropriate site or image, I will minimise the page or turn over the iPad and tell the teacher immediately, without attracting the attention of those around me.

I will use the internet and digital media for educational purposes only.

I will not use the iPads in school to take photos or videos of people without their permission.

I will always use a safe search engine such as image bank on www.scoilnet.ie to look up images.

I will refrain from directly copying information from the internet into my own work. I will always use my own words.

I will never download or share images or words that have nothing to do with my school work.

I am fully aware that everything I do on a school computer/laptop/ iPad is monitored by the school.

I will never access my email account in school.

I will never try to access chat rooms in school.

In and Out of school

If I bring a mobile phone to school it will be switched off and in my bag until I leave the school premises.

I will never send text messages, emails and comments that are harmful and hurtful to another person.

I will never give out my name, address, phone number to anyone online.

I will not share personal information about another person online.

I will always use my username and not my real name on websites so that I can protect my identity.

I will never arrange to meet in person anyone I meet online.

I will not use my phone to take photos or videos of people without their permission.

I will not upload or share any photos or videos without getting permission.

My password is my own and I will not share it- even with my best friend.

I understand everything in this AUP and I will do my best to obey the rules so that I can be allowed to access the internet and use digital media in school.

Signed_______________________________________ Date___________________________________