Digital Resources

BYOD at Calwell High School

Google Apps For Education

Digital Learning Guidelines

These guidelines are part of a group of documents that regulate the proper use of ICT at Calwell High School. Please also refer to:

Below are a set of broad guidelines for behaviours. They are to protect equipment, software and to maintain a safe working environment. These are the same guidelines as you will find in any workplace.

Inappropriate behaviours include:

  • Hacking or attempted hacking in to the system
  • Introducing a virus, Trojan or any other malicious software
  • Changing the setup of the computer e.g. deleting a program, introducing a password…
  • Changing the configuration of printers
  • Removing equipment from the computer lab
  • Unauthorised loading of software e.g. games
  • Copying programs illegally
  • Tampering with computer hardware
  • Eating and drinking in the laboratory
  • Sharing usernames and logons
  • Unacceptable screen language or graphics
  • Accessing pornography or any other offensive material
  • Accessing blocked sites via proxy sites or tunnelling
  • Ineffective use of "hands-on" computer time

Student Acceptable Usage Policy (AUP)

Calwell High School's Code of Practice for Students

Acceptable Use of Internet, Email, Computer Facilities and External Networks

Purpose

This Code of Practice has been developed for students at Calwell High School and is consistent with the Directorate's IT Security Policy and the Acceptable Use of IT Resources Policy. Principals are responsible for ensuring that students and their parents/guardians have read the Code of Practice and the Parent Information Sheet, and operate within the parameters of these documents. The Code of Practice is to be signed after these documents outlined above have been read.

  • I will use the school computers for schoolwork only and only as directed by my teacher.
  • I will always act with extreme caution when communicating with unknown people using the school computers.
  • I will be courteous and use appropriate language when communicating to others.
  • I will ask my teacher for help if I find or receive information that I feel uncomfortable with or is inappropriate.
  • I will not use the school computer facilities for illegal (2) or dishonest (3) purposes.
  • I will not copy software programs on school computers, or copy material, graphics or music owned by others without their permission.
  • I will not send, produce, show or search for things that might upset others (4).
  • I will not intentionally create congestion or disrupt the school computer equipment (5).
  • I will not tell other people my password or leave my computer logged in when leaving the room (6).
  • I will not send photographs or publish the full names of others or myself to unknown people without permission.
  • I will not use chat facilities, such as Bebo, MSN, Facebook unless supervised by school staff.
  • I understand that the school records where I have gone on the internet.
  • I understand that disciplinary action may be taken if I do not follow this Code of Practice, which may include loss of access to the internet, email or networks for a period of time determined by the Principal.

(Notes: Refer to Parent Information Sheet for further explanatory notes)

Parent Information Sheet on Internet and Email in Calwell High School

The Internet and other information and communication technologies including email can provide a range of positive experiences in teaching and learning in ACT schools. The internet allows for:

  • the use of a range of information sources in class work, projects and assignments; and
  • collaboration and communication with other students across the ACT, or the world, sharing ideas, knowledge and information.

Using these technologies will assist students in developing skills in electronic media that they will use throughout their lives in everyday situations. ACT schools are currently involved in striving to integrate the use of information and communication technologies where relevant and appropriate into all curriculum areas, and all levels of schooling.

It is important to introduce students to these technologies in a safe environment, where students are taught how to discriminate between relevant and irrelevant information, use and cite online sources, and share knowledge and information with others using appropriate language for the online environment. There are a number of ways the school, and the Directorate endeavours to minimise the risk to students accessing inappropriate information that is available on the internet and some of these are outlined below.

All staff, students and parents in this school are required to read the Acceptable Use of Internet, Email, Computer Facilities and Networks Policy and sign the Code of Practice. This Information Sheet also provides information on how this school is monitoring use of the internet and email to protect the security and privacy of all staff and students.

Parents and guardians should also encourage children to access the internet during their class work, and to follow the basic guidelines and procedures through discussion, and where possible, demonstration of acceptable behaviours.

Guide to the Code of Practice for Students and Staff

The notes refer to the Code of Practice for Students

  1. Examples of unsafe actions
    • revealing your full name, address, phone number, etc. to an unknown person by email or chat session.
    • using a chat facility that is not supervised by your teacher.
    • placing your personal details on a web page.
    • giving out credit card details to strangers or to unverified or unsecure websites.
    • putting personal details in your email signature. 
    • accepting offers to meet strangers who you have met via an electronic medium, unless you are confident of your safety and you are accompanied by an adult.
  2. Examples of illegal activity:
    • copying software onto computers, CD's, USB's, MP3's or networks without permission by the copyright owner.
    • sending threatening or profane electronic mail.
    • ordering materials over the Internet using other people's credit cards. 
    • copying digital art works, music or printed material without permission by the copyright owner.
    • using the Internet to distribute pornographic material.
  3. Examples of dishonest activity:
    • copying another person's work and submitting it as your own.
    • claiming personal ownership of material that was developed by a group.
    • setting up an unofficial web site which claims to be the official school site.
    • sending electronic mail using a faked e-mail address or someone else's account.
  4. Things which could upset others:
    • spreading untrue rumours and gossip through e-mail.
    • publishing racist or sexist material.
    • downloading or displaying offensive pictures. 
    • playing offensive songs from websites.
  5. Things which could disrupt other users:
    • breaking or damaging the computer equipment.
    • spilling food or drink on computer equipment. 
    • downloading large files from the Internet during class time without seeking approval.
    • introducing viruses into the system.
    • deleting or changing critical files, or the files of others.
    • attempting to hack into the school computer system.
    • using the computer system to gain unauthorised entry into other computer systems.
  6. Examples of irresponsible actions:
    • downloading large files from the Internet during class time without seeking approval.
    • leaving personal information on a shared computer where others can access it.
    • neglecting to backup important pieces of work. 
    • telling other people your password.