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Local Policy

Network

  1. All use of the system must be in support of education and research and consistent with the mission of the school
  2. The school reserves the right to prioritise use and access to the system
  3. Any use of the system must conform to network policies and licenses
  4. Use of the system for commercial solicitation is prohibited
  5. Use of the system for charitable purposes must be approved, in advance, by the Senior Leadership Team
  6. No use of the system shall serve to disrupt the operation of the system by others
  7. System components, including hardware or software, shall not be destroyed, modified or abused in any way
  8. Malicious use of the system to develop or use programs that harass other users or gain unauthorised access to any part of the network is prohibited
  9. Users are responsible for the appropriateness and content of material they transmit or publish on the system. Hate mail, harassment, discriminatory remarks, or other antisocial behaviors are expressly prohibited
  10. Use of the system to access, store or distribute obscene or pornographic material is prohibited
  11. Subscriptions to mailing lists, bulletin boards, chat groups and commercial on-line services and other information services must be pre-approved by the Senior Leadership Team
Security
  1. System accounts are to be used only by the authorised owner and for the authorised purpose. Users must not share their account details or password with another person
  2. Users must not leave an open file or session unattended or unsupervised. Account owners are ultimately responsible for all activity under their account
  3. Users shall not seek information on, obtain copies of, or modify files, other data, or passwords belonging to other users, or misrepresent other users on the system, or attempt to gain unauthorized access to the system
  4. Communications may not be encrypted so as to avoid security review
  5. Users should change passwords regularly and avoid easily guessed passwords

Personal Security

  1. Personal information such as addresses and telephone numbers should remain confidential when communicating on the system. Students should never reveal such information without permission from their teacher or other adult
  2. Students should never arrange to meet people they may have contacted on the system without school and parent permission
  3. Students should notify their teacher or other adult whenever they come across information or messages that are dangerous, inappropriate or make them feel uncomfortable

Copyright

  1. The unauthorised installation, storage or distribution of copyrighted software or materials on school computers is prohibited

General Use

  1. Diligent effort must be made to conserve system resources. For example, users should frequently delete E-mail and unused files
  2. No user shall have access to the system without having received appropriate training, a signed Individual User Release Form must be on file with the school. Students under the age of 18 must have the approval of a parent or guardian
  3. Nothing in these guidelines is intended to preclude the supervised use of the system while under the direction of a teacher or other approved user acting in conformity with school policy and procedure
 
From time to time, the school will make a determination on whether specific uses of the system are consistent with the guidelines above. Under prescribed circumstances non-student or staff use may be permitted, provided such individuals demonstrate that their use furthers the purpose and goals of the school. 
For security and administrative purposes the school reserves the right for authorised personnel to review system use and file content. 
The school reserves the right to disable or remove a user account to prevent further unauthorised activity. 
 
Violation of any of the guidelines may be cause for disciplinary action. 
 
Local Policy.

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