Cyber Safety

What To Do (And Not To Do) To Be Cybersmart

  • Never give our your full name, address, phone number or any other personal details, including the name of your school, your photo or any personal information about your friends or family.
  • People online may not be who they say they are. Someone claiming to be a 10 year – old girl may be a 40 year-old man. Never agree to meet anyone from the internet in real life.
  • Keep your password a secret, never give it to anyone (even your best friend).
  • If someone writes something rude or something that makes you feel uncomfortable in chat or email, leave the chatroom and don’t respond to the email.
  • Tell your parent or another adult you trust if you see upsetting language, nasty pictures or something scary on the internet.
  • Always ask a parent or adult before you fill out any forms, or give out money or credit card details.
  • Don’t accept any offers that seem too good to be true – they probably are.

Our school has it’s own set of rules about blogging and using the internet too. They mean the same thing, but are written in different ways that may be a little clearer for you. These rules are:

  • Students are not to give out any of the following information:family name, home address, any phone numbers, username, password, email address, named photos / images of self, family or friends.
  • The only people who a student is allowed to share their username and password with are their parents and teacher.
  • Never login as another person.
  • A blog space is the same as a classroom space. Students must use quality language and act in accordance with the school Code of Conduct, the School Internet Users Agreement and in a manner for which the school would be proud.
  • Students are to write posts only about school related topics. Blogs are a tool for learning and must meet the requirements and rules negotiated by the class and the teacher.
  • If a student sees or receives any material that causes them to feel uncomfortable or is not respectful the teacher must be told straight away. NEVER respond to such a comment.
  • Students are not to download or install software on school computers.
  • Students are not to click on advertisements nor are they to participate in any competitions while using school computers.

Students who do not abide by these terms and conditions will have their parents notified and will lose the opportunity to use school computers for an appropriate period of time.