Acceptable Use Policy

IT Acceptable Use Policy for Staff & Students:

  • Respect Yourself:  I will show respect for myself through my actions.  I will select online names that are appropriate, I will consider the information and images that I post online.  I will consider what personal information about my life, experiences, experimentation or relationships I post.  I will not be obscene.

  • Protect Yourself:  I will ensure that the information, images and materials I post online will not put me at risk.  I will not publish my personal details, contact details or a schedule of my activities.  I will report any attacks or inappropriate behaviour directed at me (I will take a screenshot of anything offensive found on my iPad).  I will protect passwords, accounts and resources.

  • Respect Others:  I will show respect to others.  I will not use electronic mediums to bully, harass or stalk other people.  I will show respect for other people in my choice of websites, I will not visit sites that are degrading, pornographic, racist or inappropriate.  I will not abuse my rights of access and I will not enter other people’s private spaces or areas.

  • Protect Others:  I will protect others by reporting abuse, not forwarding inappropriate materials or communications; and not visiting sites that are degrading, pornographic, racist or inappropriate.

  • Respect Intellectual Property:  I will request permission to use resources.  I will suitably cite any and all use of websites, books, media etc.  I will validate information.  I will use and abide by the fair use rules.

  • Protect Intellectual Property:  I will request to use the software and media others produce.  I will use free and open source alternatives rather than pirating software.  I will purchase, license and register all software.  I will purchase my music and media, and refrain from distributing these in a manner that violates their licenses.  I will act with integrity.

  • Respect the Stretford Way:  I will use school computers only as directed by my teachers, for the purposes of teaching and learning only.

  • Protect the Stretford Way:  I will not post anything on-line that could bring the school into disrepute.