Acceptable User Policy

By clicking on the OK button below and logging into the Kingdown School domain, you agree to abide by the terms of the Student Acceptable Use Policy:

  • I will only use ICT systems in school, including the internet, email, digital video, mobile technologies, etc, for school purposes.
  • I will not download or install software on school technologies.
  • I will only log on to the school network / VLE with my own user name and password.
  • I will follow the schools ICT security system and not reveal my passwords to anyone.
  • I will only use my school email address for communication purposes in school.
  • I will make sure that all ICT communications with pupils, teachers or others is suitable, responsible and the language I use is appropriate.
  • I will be responsible for my behaviour when using the Internet. This includes resources I access and the language I use.
  • I will not deliberately browse, download, upload or forward material that could be considered offensive or illegal.   If I accidentally come across any such material I will report it immediately to my teacher.
  • I will not give out any personal information such as name, phone number or address. I will not arrange to meet someone unless this is part of a school project approved by my teacher.
  • Images of pupils and / or staff will only be taken, stored and used for school purposes in line with school policy and not be distributed outside the school network without the permission.
  • I will ensure that my online activity, both in school and outside school, will not cause my school, the staff, pupils or others distress or bring the school or others’ names into disrepute.
  • I will respect the privacy and ownership of others’ work on-line at all times.
  • I will not attempt to bypass the internet filtering system through a proxy site or other means.
  • I understand that all my use of the Internet and other related technologies can be monitored and logged and can be made available to my teachers / HOH / parents.
  • I understand that my personal mobile device could be confiscated by a member of staff if used inappropriately during lesson times
  • I understand that my personal mobile device could be confiscated by a member of staff if I am reasonably suspected of committing an offence or causing personal injury or damage to property. Authorised by the headteacher the device may have data or files analysed and deleted where there is good reason to do so. This applies to all schools and there is no need for parental consent.
  • Pupils are allowed to bring personal mobile devices /phones to school but must not use them for personal purposes within lesson time.  At all times the device must be switched onto silent.
  • This technology may be used, however for educational purposes, as mutually agreed with the teacher.   The device user, in this instance, must always ask the prior permission of the bill payer.
  • The school is not responsible for the loss, damage or theft of any personal mobile device.
  • The sending, posting or uploading of inappropriate messages, pictures or comments between any member of the school community is not allowed.
  • Clear consent must be sought before any image, video or sound recordings of any member of the school community are made on any devices (both personal, and those belonging to the school).
  • Users bringing personal devices into school must ensure there is no inappropriate or illegal content on the device.
  • I understand that these rules are designed to keep me safe and that if they are not followed, school sanctions will be applied and my parent/ carer may be contacted.
  • If the Student Acceptable Use Policy is not adhered to I will be sanctioned in line with the School Behaviour Policy which may include, but not be limited to, removal of access rights to the school ICT systems and / or the prohibition of bringing a mobile device onto school property.