Acceptable Use Policy

Internet Usage Policy

Pupils will use the internet for educational purposes only.

Pupils will not intentionally visit sites that contain obscene, illegal, hateful or otherwise objectionable materials.

Pupils will report accidental accessing of inappropriate materials to the class teacher immediately.

Pupils will not copy information into assignments and fail to acknowledge the source (plagiarism and copyright infringement).

Downloading by students of materials or images not relevant to their studies is in direct breach of the acceptable use policy.

Pupils will be aware that any usage, including distributing or receiving information, school-related or personal, may be monitored for unusual activity, security and/or network management reasons.



Pupils will use approved class e-mails under supervision or with permission from a teacher.

Pupils will not send or receive any material that is illegal, obscene, and defamatory or that is intended to annoy or intimidate another person.

Pupils will not reveal their own or other people’s personal details, such as addresses, photographs or telephone numbers. Pupils will never arrange a face-to-face meeting with someone they only know through e-mails or the internet.

Pupils will note sending and receiving e-mail attachments is subject to permission from their teacher.


Internet Chat:

Pupils will only have access to chat rooms, discussion forums, messaging or other electronic communication for a that have been approved by the school.

Chat rooms, 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.

Face-to-face meetings with someone organised via internet chat will be forbidden.