At Oak Lodge School we want to ensure that all members of our community are safe and responsible users of technology.
We will support pupils to…
- Become empowered and responsible digital creators and users
- Use our school resources and technology safely, carefully and responsibly
- Be kind online and help us to create a school community that is respectful and caring, on and offline
- Be safe and be sensible online and always know that you can talk to a trusted adult if you need help
You can play your part by following these rules …
- I know that I will be able to use the internet in school, for a variety of reasons, if I use it responsibly. However, I understand that if I do not, I may not be allowed to use the internet at school.
- I know that being responsible means that I should not look for bad language, inappropriate images or violent or unsuitable games, and that if I accidently come across any of these I should report it to a teacher or adult in school or a parent or carer at home.
- I will treat my password like my toothbrush! This means I will not share it with anyone (even my best friend), and I will log off when I have finished using the computer or device.
- I will protect myself by never telling anyone I meet online my address, my telephone number, my school’s name or by sending a picture of myself without permission from a teacher or other adult.
- I will never arrange to meet anyone I have met online alone in person without talking to a trusted adult.
- If I get unpleasant, rude or bullying emails or messages I will report them to a teacher or other adult. I will not delete them straight away, but instead, keep them so I can show them to the person I am reporting it to.
- I will always be myself and not pretend to be anyone or anything I am not. I know that posting anonymous messages or pretending to be someone else is not allowed.
- I will always check before I download software or data from the internet. I know that information on the internet may not be reliable and it sometimes needs checking.
- If I bring in memory sticks / CD ROMs from outside of school I will always give them to my teacher so they can be checked for viruses and content, before opening a file.
- I will be polite and sensible when I message people online and I know that sending a message is the same as having a conversation with someone. I will not be rude or hurt someone’s feelings online.
- I know that I am not allowed on personal e-mail, social networking sites or instant messaging in school.
- If, for any reason, I need to bring my mobile phone into school I know that it is to be handed in to my tutor and then collected at the end of the school day.
- I will tell a teacher or other adult if someone online makes me feel uncomfortable or worried when I am online using games or other websites or apps.
- I will visit thinkuknow.co.uk www.childnet.com and www.childline.org.uk to find out more about keeping safe online.