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Cybersafety Use Agreement
The measures to ensure the cyber-safety of Craigburn Primary School are based on our core values of Self-Worth, Caring and Responsibility. To assist us to enhance learning through the safe use of information and communication technologies (ICTs), we are now asking you to read this document and complete the Cybersafety Use Agreement section of the Parent Consents & Agreement Form.

Cyber-safety practices are in place, which include Cyber-Safety Use Agreements for staff and students. Child protection education, such as the Keeping Safe child protection curriculum, includes information about remaining safe when using new technologies.

The computer network, Internet access facilities, computers and other ICT equipment/devices bring great benefits to the teaching and learning programs at Craigburn, and to the effective operation of the school. The ICT equipment is for educational purposes appropriate to this environment, whether it is owned or leased either partially or wholly by the school, and used on or off the site.

At Craigburn we aim to create and maintain a cyber-safety culture that is in keeping with our values and with legislative and professional obligations. The Cybersafety Use Agreement includes information about your obligations, responsibilities, and the nature of possible consequences associated with cyber-safety breaches that undermine the safety of the school environment.

Material sent and received using the network may be monitored, and filtering and/or monitoring software may be used to restrict access to certain sites and data, including e-mail.
While every reasonable effort is made by schools, preschools and DECD administrators to prevent children’s exposure to inappropriate content when using the department’s online services, it is not possible to completely eliminate the risk of such exposure. In particular, DECD cannot filter Internet content accessed by your child from home, from other locations away from school or on mobile devices owned by your child. DECD recommends the use of appropriate Internet filtering software.

More information about Internet filtering can be found on the websites of the Australian Communications and Media Authority at http://www.acma.gov.au, NetAlert at www.netalert.gov.au, the Kids Helpline at www.kidshelp.com.au and Bullying No Way at www.bullyingnoway.com.au

Please contact the Principal, if you have any concerns about your child’s safety in using the internet and digital equipment/devices.
 

Parents/caregivers play a critical role in developing knowledge, understanding and ethics around their child’s safety and safe practices regardless of the time of day. Being cyber-safe is no exception and we invite you to discuss with your child the following strategies to help your child stay safe when using ICT at school and after formal school hours.
 
Strategies to help keep Craigburn Primary School Cyber-safe
Reception to Year 4 Children
Years 5 - 7 Children
I will use school ICT equipment responsibly.
My parents/caregivers have signed my Use Agreement form and the completed form has been returned to school.
I will use the computers and other ICT equipment only for my learning and only with my teacher’s permission.
I will go online or use the Internet at school only when a teacher gives permission and an adult is present.
If there is something I’m not sure about, I will ask my teacher.
I will use the Internet, e-mail, mobile phones and any other ICT equipment only for positive purposes.
Therefore, I will not be mean, rude or unkind to or about other people.
I will keep my password private.
If I find anything that upsets me, is mean or rude, or that I know is not acceptable at our school, I will:
       not show others
       turn off the screen
       get a teacher straight away.
Only with written permission from home and the school will I bring any ICT equipment/devices to school. This includes things like mobile phones, iPods, iPads, games, cameras, and USB/portable drives. 
I will ask my teacher’s permission before I put any personal information online. Personal identifying  information includes any of the following:
       my full name
       my address
       my e-mail address
       my phone numbers
       photos of me and/or people close to me.
I will be careful and will look after all our school lCT equipment by:
       not being silly and playing around with it
       following our school cyber-safety strategies
       telling a teacher about anything wrong or damaged.
If I’m not cyber-safe, the school may need to tell my parents/caregivers and there may be consequences associated with my behaviour.
I will use school ICT equipment responsibly.
My parents/caregivers have signed my Use Agreement form and the completed form has been returned to school.
I will use the computers and other ICT equipment only for my learning.
I will go online or use the Internet at school only when a teacher gives permission and an adult is present.
If I am unsure whether I am allowed to do something involving ICT, I will ask the teacher first.
If I have my own user name, I will log on only with that user name. I will not allow anyone else to use my name.
I will keep my password private.
I will use the Internet, e-mail, mobile phones or any ICT equipment only for positive purposes, not to be mean, rude or offensive, or to bully, harass, or in any way harm anyone else, or the school itself, even if it is meant as a joke.
While at school, I will:
       attempt to search for things online that I know are acceptable at our school. This would exclude anything that is rude or violent or uses unacceptable language such as swearing
       report any attempt to get around, or bypass, security, monitoring and filtering that is in place at our school.
If I find anything that upsets me, is mean or rude, or that I know is not acceptable at our school, I will:
       not show others
       turn off the screen
       get a teacher straight away.
Only with permission from home and the school will I bring any ICT equipment/devices to school.  This includes things like mobile phones, iPods, iPads, games, cameras, and USB/portable drives. 
Only with permission from the teacher will I connect any ICT device to school ICT, or run any software (eg a USB/portable drive, camera or phone). This includes all wireless/Bluetooth technologies.  
The school cyber-safety strategies apply to any ICTs brought to school.
To ensure my compliance with copyright laws, I will download or copy any files such as music, videos, games or programs only with the permission of a teacher or the owner of the original material.
I will ask my teacher’s permission before I put any personal information online. Personal identifying  information includes any of the following: 
       my full name
       my address
       my e-mail address
       my phone numbers
       photos of me and/or people close to me.
I will respect all school lCTs and will treat all ICT equipment/devices with care. This includes:
       not intentionally disrupting the smooth running of any school ICT systems
       not attempting to hack or gain unauthorised access to any system
       following all school cyber-safety strategies, and not joining in if other students choose to be irresponsible
       reporting any breakages/damage to a staff member.
If I do not follow cyber-safety practices the school may inform my parents/caregivers. In serious cases, the school may take disciplinary action against me. My family may be charged for repair costs. If illegal material or activities are involved or e-crime is suspected, it may be necessary for the school to inform the police and hold securely personal items for potential examination by police. Such actions may occur even if the incident occurs off-site and/or out of school hours.