TERMS & CONDITIONS FOR USE OF COMPUTERS, ELECTRONIC DEVICES AND INTERNET USE

Corpus Christi College is committed to ensuring all students are aware of standards for the use of ICT within the College environment. Consequently, unacceptable use will not be tolerated under any circumstances and disciplinary action will be taken against any student who breaches College policy.

This Acceptable Use Policy may be updated at any point in time. In addition, tools and systems used by the College may be updated, resulting in a change to the Acceptable Use Policy and/or associated conditions for connecting to the network. 

 

1) PRIVILEGES

The use of the school’s computers and especially the Internet is a privilege, not a right, and inappropriate use will result in temporary or permanent cancellation of this privilege.

2) PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY

Students need to take responsibility for reporting any misuse of computers, electronic devices, software or the College network. The Information and Communication Technology Policy is available on the College my Internet website. It is the student’s responsibility to be aware of its contents.

3) UNACCEPTABLE USE OF COMPUTING FACILITIES

Examples include, but are not limited to:

  • Accessing networks without school authorisation.
  • Transmitting or deliberately accessing and/or receiving material that may be considered inappropriate, which includes threatening, sexually explicit, or harassing materials, offensive or discriminatory materials, or material that may be harmful either physically or emotionally, which includes bullying or harassment of fellow students or others outside the school.
  • Communicating information concerning any password, identifying code or other confidential information or violating the security of the system in any way.
  • Interfering with or disrupt network users, services or equipment.
  • Plagiarising and/or breaching copyright laws, including software copyright and re- engineering of software.
  • Conducting private business matters or use the system for any personal gain.
  • Downloading and/or installing software programmes on school owned computers, including videos, music and games without the permission of the College.

4) SECURITY

Students must keep their password confidential. Sharing of passwords could lead to misuse of resources by other students. To change your current password – please see the ICT Support Team.

5) VANDALISM

Vandalism refers to any malicious attempt to harm or destroy machinery or data that is connected to the system. This includes uploading and creation of viruses. Vandalism will result in disciplinary action.

6) PRINTING

As of 2015, students will responsible for all costs associated with printing. An online software system monitored by parents allows students to add credit to printing and canteen purchases. Students will print using their SmartRider Cards at any ‘designated student printing resource’ located in the College. Namely the Sadler Centre, Mayne Block and Library Resource Area.

  • Corpus Christi College recognises that printing of a hard copy by students is sometimes necessary. Students should aim to keep the volume, and hence the cost, of their personal printing to a minimum. This can be achieved by print previewing, spell checking before printing, editing on screen or transferring by other electronic means rather than continuous printouts.
  • Students must not load paper into printers without permission.
  • Printing should be directly related to schoolwork.
  • If a student has no printing credit, the ICT Office will provide emergency facilities – printing will occur only if the staff deem the request as essential. Students will need to be responsible for both their credit balance and the security of their Smart Rider Card.

7) INTERNET DOWNLOADS

Corpus Christi College is charged for downloads by our Internet Service provider and cannot allow unlimited downloading by students. Students should behave as responsible Internet users and aim to keep the volume, and hence the cost, of downloads to an acceptable level. Transferring any file from a computer on the Internet to your computer constitutes a download. Student downloads should be directly related to schoolwork.

Because the Internet is an unsupervised environment, the school has a responsibility to ensure that, as far as possible, material obtained from the Internet is not offensive or inappropriate. To this end, filtering software has been implemented. In the end, however, it is the responsibility of individual students to ensure their behaviour does not contravene College rules or rules imposed by parents/carers.

Internet Costs
All students will receive an allowance for downloads which is currently set at a very generous 1GB per week. If the download allowance is used up, students will not be able to access the Internet and must report to the to the ICT Office and reconcile the discrepancy. Students will not be given additional weekly credit unless the circumstances suggest otherwise.

The Director of Learning Technologies may authorise the crediting of an additional download allowance or, in the event of misuse apply appropriate serious consequences. This will be credited to your account each week.
It is up to you to monitor your usage – playing onsite games – using Skype – excessive YouTube – software downloads at school that are not on the self serve portal, music and video downloads will use your allocation very quickly. If you need access to these materials it is suggested you do this at home

8) COMMUNICATIONS

Real-Time Chat Programs are not to be used by students unless the classroom teacher has given approval. Examples include Skype – iChat – Facebook – MSN Messenger – Tumblr – Twitter – MySpace

9) DEVICE MANAGEMENT

Given the large number of devices on the College network, the ICT Support Team employ digital tools to assist with the monitoring, asset management and software management for all devices connected to the College network. As such, it is a condition that any device connected to the College network has the appropriate monitoring tool operating. These tools provide the ICT Team with statistical information surrounding the use of software and hardware information along with the ability to distribute software, updates and security patches to all network computers. It also provides the ICT Team with the ability to remotely support clients when connected to the College network.

Please note: when not connected to the network, the software will continue to collect statistical information surrounding usage of the device, such as time spent on specific applications. No personal information is collected, nor can the ICT Team, or any College staff member, connect to a computer whilst not connected to the College network.

At present, the College is using the Casper Suite, by Jamf Software to assist with this task. As such, the Jamf client will be installed on all devices connecting to the College network.

  • Personal devices, once connected to the network, should only be used in classes whereby teachers have expressly permitted their use.
  • If a student needs to use a mobile device for a class, they should retrieve the device from their locker in the break preceding the class (eg before school, at the end of recess or lunchtime).
  • Mobile phones or portable music devices are not to be used during the school day (from 8.25am until 3.15pm) for any other purpose. No calls or text messages are to be made or taken during school hours. Emergency calls by parents are to be directed to Student Services.
  • The College will not be responsible for the loss, misuse or damage of mobile electronic devices, or any other valuables. These items will be confiscated if the guidelines listed above are not followed. A mobile phone may be collected at the end of the school day. However, any misuse generally results in a 30 minutes after school detention as a consequence.
  • Students;
    • are required to maintain and clean their device. It is suggested that as a minimum standard for backing update procedures that all devices on the college network be backed up at least once a week. The ICT Support staff provides assistance to any student who has an issue with this process.
    • are required to report any damage immediately to the ICT Support Team.
    • are required to inform the teacher or others when using the camera and audio recording functions and
    • are reminded that they must not publish photographs to any online network.
    • may access their device during recess and lunch only at the direction of a teacher.
    • are required to actively check their email for communications from the College.
    • may not loan their device to another student or leave it in such a place that it is likely to be easily stolen.

10) COLLECTION NOTICE

Personal information collected from students is regularly disclosed to their parents or carers. On occasions information such as academic and sporting achievements, student activities and other news is published in College newsletters, magazines, local newspapers and on our website. If you do not wish to have our childs name or photograph published in these mediums, then this request needs to be put to the Principal, in writing.