Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) For Computer Access at Pobalscoil Inbhear Scéine
All students have their own computer username and password provided by the teacher.
Enter your username (exactly as given).
Enter your password (exactly as given) at the password prompt and press enter (note that you do not see your password on the screen as you type).
Using the mouse select the application (program) you wish to use from the desktop and double click the left mouse button.
When finished exit the program and turn off the computer.
Push you chair in neatly at your station and dispose of any scrap or unwanted paper before you leave the area.
IT Guidelines for Students
No food, drink, snacks or gum is to be taken into or consumed in any room with a computer.
It is your responsibility to maintain the security of your password and you may be held responsible for anyone who uses your username for inappropriate activities.
Students are allowed to store files in their own user space only.
Students do NOT move any computer or its components from its original location without teacher permission.
Students do NOT change any settings on the computer eg. screensavers, background display.
Students are allowed to use a computer only with the consent and user the supervision of the teacher(s) responsible for the equipment in the area. No games allowed.
Students who waste or use excessive quantities of computer paper may be charged for the paper. This encourages the responsible use of the school resource. Students are encouraged to read their documents fro the screen before printing to prevent waste.
Students are NOT allowed to look up unsuitable sites on the internet eg pornographic, sadistic.
Any student who fails to follow these guidelines may be prohibited from using any computers in the school for the rest of the school year.
Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) for Internet Access
The aim of this Acceptable Use Policy for is to ensure that pupils will benefit from learning opportunities offered by the school’s Internet resources in a safe and effective manner. Internet use and access is considered a school resource and privilege. Therefore, if the school AUP is not adhered to this privilege will be withdrawn and appropriate sanctions – as outlined in the AUP – will be imposed.
The school will employ a number of strategies in order to maximise learning opportunities and reduce risks associated with the Internet. These strategies are as follows:
Internet sessions will always be supervised by a teacher.
Filtering software and/or equivalent systems will be used in order to minimise the risk of exposure to inappropriate material.
The school will regularly monitor pupils’ Internet usage.
Students and teachers will be provided with training in the area of Internet safety.
Uploading and downloading of non-approved software will not be permitted.
Virus protection software will be used and updated on a regular basis.
The use of personal floppy disks or CD-ROMs in school requires a teacher’s permission.
Students will observe good “netiquette” (i.e., etiquette on the Internet) at all times and will not undertake any actions that may bring the school into disrepute.
World Wide Web
Students will not visit Internet sites that contain obscene, illegal, hateful or otherwise objectionable materials.
Students will use the Internet for educational purposes only.
Students will be familiar with copyright issues relating to online learning.
Students will never disclose or publicise personal information.
Students will be aware that any usage, including distributing or receiving information, school-related or personal, may be monitored for unusual activity, security and/or network management reasons.
Students will use approved class e-mail accounts under supervision by or permission from a teacher.
Students will not send or receive any material that is illegal, obscene, and defamatory or that is intended to annoy or intimidate another person.
Students will not reveal their own or other people’s personal details, such as addresses or telephone numbers or pictures.
Students will never arrange a face-to-face meeting with someone they only know through emails or the internet.
Students will note that sending and receiving email attachments is subject to permission from their teacher.
Students will only have access to chat rooms, discussion forums or other electronic communication forums that have been approved by the school.
Chat rooms, discussion forums and other electronic communication forums will only be used for educational purposes and will always be supervised.
Usernames will be used to avoid disclosure of identity.
Face-to-face meetings with someone organised via Internet chat will be forbidden.
Pupils will be given the opportunity to publish projects, artwork or school work on the World Wide Web.
The publication of student work will be co-ordinated by a teacher.
Pupils’ work will appear in an educational context on Web pages with a copyright notice prohibiting the copying of such work without express written permission.
Digital photographs, audio or video clips of individual students will not be published on the school website. Instead photographs, audio and video clips will focus on group activities. Video clips may be password protected.
Personal pupil information including home address and contact details will be omitted from school web pages.
Pupils will continue to own the copyright on any work published.
The school will inform students and parents of key support structures and organisations that deal with illegal material or harmful use of the Internet.
Misuse of the Internet may result in disciplinary action, including written warnings, withdrawal of access privileges and, in extreme cases, suspension or expulsion. The school also reserves the right to report any illegal activities to the appropriate authorities.