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Computer Technology - Acceptable Use

Ardeer South Primary School
Computer Technology - Acceptable Use Policy


Introduction
Our students use technology to learn. Technology is essential to facilitate the creative problem solving, information fluency, and collaboration that we see in today’s democratic societies. While we want our students to be active contributors in our connected world, we also want them to be safe, legal, and responsible. This Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) supports our vision of technology use and upholds in our students a strong sense of digital citizenship.
How We Use Technology
The Information Communication Technologies program at Ardeer South Primary School develops in our students the literacy skills they need to contribute in a connected world. We use technology to facilitate creativity and innovation. We use technology to support communication and collaboration. We use technology to extend research and information fluency. We develop in our students a sound understanding of technology operations and concepts. We believe technology can be transformative and we encourage students to use technology to do what they could not otherwise do. We create a safe online environment for everyone. Filtering software keeps unwanted sites off our computers. Adults supervise our students’ computer activities at school.
Our Hardware and Software
Our students can access the Internet via connections that cover the entire school. Digital projectors and interactive whiteboards in the school facilitate group viewing and discussions. Students each have access to a standard suite of software to support their learning needs.
Being a Digital Citizen
At Ardeer South Primary School we use information and technology in safe, legal and responsible ways. We embrace the following conditions or facets of being a digital citizen.

Acceptable Use Agreement

Respect Yourself
I will select online names that are appropriate. I will consider the information and images that I post online.
Protect Yourself
I will make sure that the information I put online will not put me at risk. I will not share my password or login details with anyone else. I will report people who try to bully me.
Respect Others
I will show respect to others and not bully them. I will not visit inappropriate websites or enter other people’s private areas without permission.
Protect Others
I will protect others by reporting any bullying and inappropriate behaviour that I see.
Respect Copyright
I will not copy other people’s work without giving them credit. I will not download music or images without permission.

• I understand that failing to follow these rules will result in appropriate consequences from the school which may include suspension of computer privileges and/or disciplinary action.
• I understand that the school network and e-mail accounts are owned by Ardeer South Primary School and are not private. Ardeer South Primary School has the right to access my information at any time.

Student’s Name: …………………………………. Date: ………………..

Student’s Signature …………………………………………
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Parent
I have read and understood the Internet Acceptable Use Policy for Ardeer South Primary School.

Parent’s Name: ……………………………………….. Date: …………………..

Parent’s Signature: ………………………..…………..……..

 


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