Digital Citizenship

Edgecumbe College Computing/Cybersafety Student Use Agreement.

This includes regular students, part time students, Adult and Community Education Students.

I understand that:

  • I cannot use the Information and Communications Technology at Edgecumbe College without signing and handing in the first section of the Use Agreement.
  • I cannot access the approved White List of web sites without signing and handing in the second section of the Use Agreement.
  • I cannot use the Internet at school without signing and handing in the first and second sections of the Use Agreement and the Student Internet Users agreement.
  • Computers and other communication technology equipment that belongs to Edgecumbe College are intended for educational purposes. Any other communication technology equipment that I use within the school environment (e.g. mobile phone) will be used in accordance with the school regulations.
  • When using a global information system such as the Internet it may not always be possible for the school to filter or screen all material which is inappropriate, (e.g. legal pornography), dangerous, (e.g. bomb designs), or illegal (e.g. child pornography or stolen credit card numbers). It is therefore each student’s responsibility not to initiate access to such material, to distribute such material by copying, storing or printing, or have any involvement with such activity.
  • When using the email facilities at the school, it may not be possible for the school to monitor or filter all messages; it is therefore each student’s responsibility to ensure that any electronic correspondence will not cause offence or be otherwise inappropriate.
  • The school will view seriously any involvement in any incident in which communication technologies are used to facilitate misconduct e.g. harassment, bullying, plagiarism, exam cheating etc.
  • The school reserves the right to check at any time, work or data related to communication technologies in the school environment. This includes remote viewing of computers in use.
  • I am aware that the school computers log all student cyber activity.

Cybersafety Student Use Agreement

Complete this form for the use of Information and Communications Technology at Edgecumbe College (computers, cell phones, etc.)

Equipment and Intellectual property

I will take care of information technology resources, including:

  • I will not damage computer equipment or furniture and will use the resources with due care.
  • I will not use any school computers for unapproved games.
  • I will not attempt to breach copyright (e.g. by illegally copying software).
  • I will not bring software from home to use on an Edgecumbe College computer.
  • I will not plagiarise by illegally copying text without referencing the source.

Consideration of other users

I will be considerate to other users, including:

  • I will not monopolise equipment.
  • I will not deliberately waste computer resources (e.g. unnecessary printing, Internet bandwidth).
  • I will not intentionally disrupt the smooth running of any computer or the school’s network.
  • I will not scan or display graphics, record or play sounds, or type messages that could cause offence to others.
  • If I accidentally encounter inappropriate, dangerous or illegal material I will immediately remove it from the screen/turn off the screen and notify a supervising teacher without disclosing the material to any other student.

Privacy and security

I will respect the need for privacy and security, including:

  • I will not reveal home addresses or phone numbers, mine or anyone else’s in cyberspace.
  • I will use portable storage devices only in accordance with the school regulations.
  • I will not attempt to upload or create computer viruses or be involved with other forms of electronic vandalism.
  • I will immediately report any cybersafety problems to a class teacher or Head of Department.

I will not use other users logon or password.

Breaching this agreement (or any involvement in such a breach) may result in my access to the Computing and Communication Technology resources at Edgecumbe College being withdrawn, which could make me ineligible to continue studying a particular subject.  I also understand it could result in disciplinary action by the School.