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.