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Medeshamstede Academy

Digital Citizenship

Rules for Responsible ICT Use

These rules will keep everyone safe and help us to be fair to others:

  • I will only use the School’s computers for school work and homework.
  • I will only edit or delete my own files and not look at, or change, other people’s files without their permission.
  • I will keep my logins and passwords secret.
  • I will not bring files into the School without permission or upload inappropriate material to my workspace.
  • I am aware that some websites and social networks have age restrictions and I should respect this.
  • I will not attempt to visit Internet sites that I know to be banned by the School.
  • I will only e-mail people I know, or a responsible adult has approved.
  • The messages I send or information I upload, will always be polite and sensible.
  • I will not open an attachment, or download a file, unless I know and trust the person who has sent it.
  • I will not give my home address, phone number, send a photograph or video, or give any other personal information that could be used to identify me, my family or my friends, unless a trusted adult has given permission.
  • I will never arrange to meet someone I have only ever previously met on the Internet, unless my parent/carer has given me permission and I take a responsible adult with me.
  • If I see anything I am unhappy with or I receive a message I do not like, I will not respond to it but I will show a teacher / responsible adult.

Keeping safe: stop, think, before you click!

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