Internet Policy



The responsibility for setting and conveying standards and dealing with appropriate material is a joint responsibility with students, families and school.  Internet and email access is a privilege – not a right, as access involves responsibility.


Student access

Student access to the internet is contingent upon parent/guardian permission in the form of a signed copy of this policy.


Students will be issued with an internet username and password which they should keep private.  Students will be held responsible for all activity occurring under their username.


Students have access to the internet both within classrooms and computer labs.  Students may view internet material as a class, small group or individual.


Inappropriate use

Internet access is expensive and has been provided to assist students’ education.  Students must use it only with permission and not in any unauthorised way.  It is not intended for entertainment.  Examples of inappropriate use may include:

  • Inappropriate language
  • Posting of personal information about self or others
  • Bullying
  • Identity impersonation
  • Changing computer settings
  • Access of email accounts other than school email, social networking sites, or similar sites
  • Use of internet for purposes permission was not given for
  • Sharing of username and password

Failure to follow these guidelines will result in a consequence.  It may include:

  • Loss of internet/computer access rights
  • Screening of incoming and outgoing school email
  • Actions as outlined in the School Code of Conduct

Students will be encouraged to take care of school equipment and will be held accountable for deliberate damages.


School support

The school will support students in safe, appropriate internet use.  Examples of such support include:

  • Regular web page screenings
  • Internet filters
  • Educating students on the concept of copyright and it’s implications, as well as internet information validity
  • Obtaining written parent/guardian consent before using any child’s photograph, work or video footage on the internet
  • Educating students on the importance of not placing personal details on the net.
  • Supervising student access to the internet
  • Encouraging students to use ‘kid friendly’ search engines