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									At All Saints, we recognise that technology will continue to have a huge
impact on how we deliver the curriculum and how we raise standards
throughout the school.

However, the School also recognises the importance of teaching children
to use technology in a safe way.

The School is committed to ensuring the e-safety of all its pupils.

The new Internet Policy is written in child-speak to enable pupils to
understand what the dangers and benefits are in using the internet.

The following websites all contain a variety of information that you may
find useful.

      www.getsafeonline.org
      www.kidsmart.org.uk
      www.chatdanger.com
      www.virtualglobaltaskforce.com
      GetNetWise
      Children on the Internet - NCH

The following articles may be of interest:

The Byron Report:Computer Games and the Internet

The Guardian:2/4/08

The BBC:2/4/08
Internet Safety

All Saints Primary School recognises that the Internet can give children
access to an enormous range of information to support their learning. We
encourage them to use the thousands of libraries, databases and web
sites as part of their own research. Home access to the Internet and
related technologies such as e-mail, instant messaging and chat room
services are commonplace. For this reason we accept our responsibility in
helping children use safe and responsible behaviours whenever they use
these technologies.

Whilst at school, Cambs LA web site STARZ is used to teach web skills
such as e-mail and blogging.

We have developed the following rules to ensure the safety and privacy
of our children when using the Internet. These rules are made available
to staff and pupils and are kept under constant review.

      No pictures of individual children will be used on our website unless
       permission has been granted by parents/carers
      Where photos are used they will be general shots of classroom or
       group activities.
      Images of children will not be labelled with their name unless
       permission has been granted by parents/carers.
      Children will be taught never reveal their personal details on the
       web or when in dialogue with other Internet users.
      Children will be taught never to reveal their passwords to others
      The class teacher will monitor e-mails sent via STARZ.
      Children are not allowed the free use of a search engine unless
       they are under the supervision of a teacher or designated member
       of staff.
      The downloading of information is restricted to staff, or children
       under supervision.
      Any child that comes across information that makes them feel
       uncomfortable or upsets them will report it to the teacher
       immediately.
      We ask all children to be a good online citizen and not do anything
       that hurts other people or is against the law.
      All Internet access is filtered using an LA managed system which is
       constantly upgraded.
      Children to be taught not to put any materials onto a portable
       device or print any materials from a portable device brought from
       home

The following websites all contain a variety of information that
parents/carers may find useful.

      www.getsafeonline.org
      www.kidsmart.org.uk
      www.chatdanger.com
      www.virtualglobaltaskforce.com
      GetNetWise
      Children on the Internet - NCH

The following articles may be of interest:

The Byron Report:Computer Games and the Internet

The Guardian:2/4/08

All Saints Interchurch VA Primary School
Policy for Responsible Use of the
Internet and email
References
ITCAS Web site www.kirklees-ednet.org.uk/itcas/support
Discussion document on use of Internet
Word version of this document
Instructions to modify Internet Explorer
Kent NGfL Website
Latest version of the Kent policy www.kent.gov.uk/ngfl/policy.html
Connecting Schools: Networking People
www.ngfl.gov.uk/reference/publications/connecting
DfEE / BECTa April 1998 Tel. 0845 6022260 (free order line)
Preventing the Misuse of Computers in Schools
British Computer Society www.bcs.org.uk/news/misuse.htm
Association for Co-ordinators and Teachers of IT (ACITT)
Acceptable Use Policy for UK Schools www.acitt.org.uk/aup.html
Parents’ Information Network (PIN)
Leaflets www.pinlift.org.uk
NCH Action for Children
A Parents' Guide www.nchafc.org.uk
Home Computers and Children www.becta.org.uk/projects/censor
BECTa leaflet Tel: 01203 416994
Censorship Issues
BECTa www.becta.org.uk/projects/censor/
Internet Watch Foundation www.iwf.org.uk
Reporting illegal Internet material Tel: 0845 600 8844
NAACE/British Computer Society www.bcs.org.uk/iap.html
Acknowledgements
This materials were produced by ITCAS and we acknowledge the
contribution of the Kent NGfL Team.

Responsible Use of the Internet and email Policy
Government policy is to connect all schools to the Internet and this
objective has already been achieved in Cambs; and to provide all pupils
with their own email address. The Internet and email can be used by
students of all ages, by teachers and by managers. Through the
development of the National Grid for Learning it is intended to ensure
that the Internet and e-mail will become a useful educational resource
for schools, students and teachers.
Home Internet and email use is also increasing and it is becoming an
important part of learning and communication during leisure time.
However, the Internet is managed by a worldwide collaboration of
independent agencies and currently serves mainly an adult audience.
Without appropriate measures, access to unsuitable materials is possible
and security of the computer systems could be compromised.
This Responsible Use of the Internet and email Policy has been agreed to
ensure that Internet and email use supports the school's educational aims
and that the school's responsibilities to students and parents are met.
This Responsible Use of the Internet and email Policy is included as part
of the school’s ICT policy and relates to other policies, in particular that
for behaviour and for personal, social and health education (PSHE).
This Responsible Use of the Internet and email Policy has been created
afterfull consultation with staff and governors and will be reviewed on a
yearly basis.
Creation date : ..………………………
Review date : ………………………….
Produced by : ……………………………
1. The Purpose of Internet and email access :
We are providing Internet and email access in order to :
   Raise educational standards
   Support curriculum development in all subjects
   Support the professional work of staff as it use is now considered an
essential professional tool
   Enhance the school’s management information and business
administration systems
   Enable electronic communication and the exchange of curriculum and
administration data with the LA, the examination boards and others
2. The educational benefits of using the Internet and email include :
   Access to world-wide educational resources and information including
museums, art galleries, research data, news and current events
   Information and cultural exchanges between students world-wide
   Discussion with experts in many fields for students and staff
   Access to educational materials and good curriculum practice including
the Virtual Teachers Centre to support staff professional development
   Communication with advisory and support services, professional
associations and colleagues
   Increasing cultural, social and leisure activities in libraries, clubs and at
home
   Exchanging information between different bodies, e.g. LA & DfEE
   Providing a means of communication between staff & pupils, parents &
others in the community
   Obtaining a range of technical support
   Encouraging electronic literacy
3. The Internet and email can provide an effective medium for
learning where :
   Internet and email access is planned to enrich and extend learning
activities as an integrated aspect of the curriculum
   Students are given clear objectives for Internet and email use
   Students are provided with lists of relevant and suitable Web sites &
links to e-pals
   Students are educated to take responsibility for Internet and email
access
   Students will be made aware that the writer of an e-mail or the author
of a web page may not be the person the claim to be and are taught to
validate information before accepting it as true, an important aspect of
higher levels of subject teaching
  Students are taught to observe copyright when copying materials from
the web & to acknowledge their sources of information
  Access is reviewed to ensure it still meets curriculum needs
  Students are taught to expect a wider range of content, both in level
and in audience, than is found in the school library or on TV
  The whole staff have be given opportunities to discuss the issues
around developing good teaching strategies
4. Access to the Internet and email :
In school Internet access is regarded as a necessary part of the
statutory curriculum and access to the Internet and email will only be
authorised on the basis of educational need. Teachers will need to develop
good practice in the use of Internet and email as a tool for teaching &
learning
In Primary School :
  Internet and email access will be part of a planned activity and will be
usually via Starz and other child friendly search engines.
  At Key Stage 1, access to the Internet and email will be with direct
teacher or adult supervision. Pupils will only access teacher prepared
materials, or researched sites and selected e-pals via STARZ
  At Key Stage 2, Internet and email access will be granted to a
whole class or group as part of the scheme of work, after a suitable
introduction to the Rules for Responsible Internet and email use
and will always be supervised by an adult
  Parents will be informed that pupils will be provided with supervised
Internet and email access where it is important to their education
and will be asked to sign and return an agreement form (see
appendix for example letter)



5. The school will take all steps to ensure that Internet and email
accessis appropriate and safe :
In common with other media such as magazines, books and video, some
material available via the Internet and email is unsuitable for students.
The school will take all reasonable precautions to ensure that such
material is inaccessible. However, due to the international scale and
linked nature of information available via the Internet and email, it is not
possible to guarantee that particular types of material will never appear
on a terminal. However neither the school nor the LA can accept liability
for the material accessed, or any consequences thereof.
6. Responsibilities of the school :
  Staff, parents, governors and advisers will work to establish agreement
that every reasonable measure is being taken to protect pupils
  The Headteacher will ensure that the policy is implemented effectively
  Policy and procedures will be reviewed as students’ Internet and email
use expands and their ability to retrieve information develops
  The school will ensure that occasional checks are made on files to
monitor compliance with the school's Responsible Use Policy and students
will be informed that such checks are made
  The school will ensure that students are always supervised when using
the Internet and email
  All machines with Internet and email capability are accommodated in
public areas and that their use is frequently monitored
  The school will check that the sites selected for student use are
appropriate to the age and maturity of students
  Where applicable a range of fully tested, approved sites will be copied
to the school intranet
  The school will only use an Internet and email service provider with a
proxy server to filter the material available to students or will take
measures to ensure similar protection is installed on the school's
computer system
  The school will ensure that students cannot disable the proxy server or
interfere with protection software
  The school will ensure that virus protection is installed and updated
regularly
  Any material that the school suspects is illegal will be referred to the
Internet and email Watch Foundation (see References)
  The school will ensure systems to protect students are reviewed and
improved regularly
  Rules for the use of the \internet and email are posted near t
computers and clearly visible
7. Responsibilities of staff and students :
  If staff or students discover unsuitable sites, the URL (address) and
content will be reported to the Headteacher and thence the Service
Provider and the parents/carers of the children concerned.
  Students will be encouraged to tell a teacher immediately if they
encounter any material that makes them feel uncomfortable
  Students will not be given access to Chat lines or unrestricted access
to Newsgroups
  Students will be informed that checks can be made on files held on the
system
   Students using the Internet and email will be supervised appropriately
   Students will agree to sign the Responsible Use of the Internet and
email Agreement
   Students will be encouraged to take collective responsibility for
acceptable use of the Internet and email in school
   Students should obtain permission before downloading software from
the Internet
8. The management of e-mail in school :
   Email is regarded as an essential means of communication and schools
should take appropriate steps to monitor its use and content
   Communication using e-mail will be organised to ensure it is for
appropriate educational use and not for private or personal messages
   The language and content of e-mails should be of an appropriate level
expected of any written work and should ensure that the good name of
the school is maintained
   The forwarding of chain letters and anonymous letters is banned
   Staff and students should be aware that all e-mail on the school system
is regarded as public and as such will be monitored and may be printed out
and posted on public notice boards
   In most Primary Schools pupils will only be given e-mail access for
educational activities through a group account e.g. as a class
   Where students are given individual e-mail accounts these are only
granted where a high level of trust can be assumed for its responsible
use
   E-mail and the Internet should not be used to order materials or
undertake
any activity which incurs a cost to the school
   Staff and students should be made aware of the potential for virus
infection through the sending of files attached to e-mails
All business emails should be sent via school addresses.
   Excessive personal use should be considered time wasting

9. Publishing material on the schools web site :
  The school will maintain editorial responsibility for any school initiated
web site to ensure that content is accurate and quality of presentation is
maintained
  The school will maintain the integrity of the school web site by ensuring
that responsibility for uploading material is never handed over to
students and that password are protected
  The web site will comply with the school's guidelines for publications
  Students will be taught to publish for a wide range of audiences which
might include governors, parents or younger children
  All material must be the author's own work, should credit any other
work included, state clearly the author's identity or status and not break
copyright
  The point of contact on the web site will be the school address, e-mail
and telephone number. Home information or individuals' e-mail addresses
will not be published
  Photographs of identifiable individual students will not be published on
the web site. Group photographs should not have a name list attached.
Identities of students must be protected at all times and parents may be
consulted about publishing work from pupils



10. Procedure for dealing with complaints and breaches of conduct :
  Any complaints or breaches of conduct will be dealt with promptly
  Responsibility for handling incidents will be given to a senior member of
staff
  Students and parents will be informed of the procedure
  Parents and children will need to work in partnership with staff to
resolve any issues arising
  The facts of the case will need to be established, for instance to
ascertain whether the issue has arisen through home Internet and email
use or through contacts outside school
  As with drugs issues, there may be occasions when the police must be
contacted. Early contact will be made to establish the legal position and
discuss strategies
  Sanctions for irresponsible use will be linked to the school's Behaviour
Policy and will consist of the following actions depending on
circumstances:
  verbal warning
  interview by head
  letter home to inform parent or carer
  temporary withdrawal of Internet and e-mail privileges
  permanent withdrawal of computer access
  exclusion from school
  referral to police

11. Informing staff, students and parents :
  Rules for Internet and email access will be posted near computers with
Internet access (see appendix)
  All staff including teachers, supply staff, classroom assistants and
support staff will be involved in developing and reviewing the Responsible
Use of the Internet and email policy
  All staff supervising Internet and email use will be given appropriate
training
  Parents' attention will be drawn to the Policy in newsletters, the school
brochure, the school web site, leaflets and information from relevant
organisations
  Demonstrations and practical IT sessions for parents may be organised
to encourage a partnership approach
  Parents and students will sign a Responsible Use of the Internet and
email agreement
  A module on responsible Internet and email use will be included in the
PSHE programme, covering both school and home use

12. Security of School systems
  Security strategies will be considered by the ICT Technician and the
Headteacher and reviewed regularly
  Care will be taken when transmitting personal data over the Internet
  Virus protection will be installed and updated regularly
Appendices
Sample Documents

Letter for Parents
Dear Parents
Responsible Use of the Internet and email
As part of pupils’ curriculum enhancement and the development of ICT
skills,
we are providing supervised access to the Internet and email.
Pupils will be able to
     exchange electronic mail with partner schools and with class
        members through STARZ, the Cambs. LA learning platform.
     research information from museums, libraries, news providers and
        suitable
        web sites as part of their programme of learning.

Although there have been concerns about pupils having access to
undesirable materials, we are taking positive steps to deal with that
possibility.

Although the LA provides a filter which prevents the majority of
inappropriate materials from getting through, because the internet is so
vast, from time to time, images etc do get through. We will seek to teach
pupils how to deal with this, and the correct procedures to follow.
 Should you wish to discuss any aspect of Internet and email use (or to
see a lesson in operation) please telephone me to arrange an appointment.
A copy of our Internet Safety Policy is available from the office.

I enclose a copy of the Responsible Use of the Internet and email
agreement that we operate at our school, which your child is being asked
to sign. Please could you sign and return this letter to show your
agreement to your child using the Internet and e-mail.

Yours sincerely
Headteacher




Parent/Carer Agreement for Internet and Email Use

Pupil name……………………………………………………………………

I have read the Responsible Use of the Internet and email agreement and
give permission for my child to use the Internet and e-mail in School.

      I grant permission for my child to use the internet, email and other
       IT facilities in school.
      I understand that the school will take all reasonable precautions to
       ensure that pupils cannot access inappropriate materials, including
       the teaching of internet safety skills, but accept that ultimately
       the school cannot be held responsible for the nature and content
       of materials through the internet.
      I accept responsibility for setting and conveying standards for my
       child to follow when selecting, sharing and exploring information
       and media and acknowledge that they will be deemed to be
       accountable for their own actions
      I understand that I will be contacted in the event of my child
       viewing in appropriate material in whatever circumstances
      From time to time the school may wish to publish images of
       children from the school on the website. I understand that the
       school will take all necessary precautions of internet safety, and
       agree for my child’s picture being used for this purpose. If I DO
       NOT wish my child’s image to be used in this way then I must
       inform the school in writing.




Signed………………………………………………………………(parent /carer)
Date……………………………..
All Saints Interchurch VA Primary School
Responsible Use of the Internet and email statement

The school has installed computers with Internet and email access to help
our learning. These rules will keep us safe and help us be fair to others.

          I will not change or create any passwords or login procedures on
           the computers
          I will not interfere with or knowingly change any settings on any
           school computer
          I will not install or delete any software on the schools computer
          I will not bring in memory sticks or CD ROMs from outside school
           unless I have been given permission
          I will not access or change other people's work files
          I will only use the computers for school work and homework
          I will never give my passwords to anyone else
          I will ask permission from a member of staff before using the
           Internet and email
          I will only e-mail people my teacher has approved through STARZ
          The messages I send will be polite and responsible
          I will never give my home address, telephone number or photograph
           or
          arrange to meet someone I have contacted on the Internet or by
           e-mail
          I will report to an adult any unpleasant material or messages sent
           to me
          I understand that the school may check my computer files and may
           look at the Internet sites I visit
          I understand that if I do not follow these rules I will not be
           allowed to use the Internet and email or any of the school's
           computers

Pupil name....................................................................................................
Signed....................................................................................
               All Saints Interchurch VA Primary School

                  Internet Safety Policy for children-

                         be a SMART surfer...

Everyone you meet on the Internet is a stranger. You wouldn't talk to
strangers on the street or invite them into your house, the Internet is
the same! Study the following rules to help you become a SMART surfer.

SECRET:

- Never give out your name, address, house number, street, school, phone
number or any personal information to anyone you meet on the Internet.
People can use the slightest information to locate where you live, putting
you in danger! As a golden rule, always ask and adult (parent or guardian)
before you send any personal details over the Internet.

- Never email pictures of yourself, or friends and family, to strangers
and NEVER upload any to public sites.

- Protect yourself by keeping any passwords you have safe. Don't give
them out to friends (you may fall out with friends), only to responsible
adults in your family. Use a mixture of letters, numbers and symbols
when creating passwords; don't chose obvious passwords such as a
nickname or favourite colour.




 If you are ever unsure about the content of conversations - alert your
             parents or carers, or even a teacher at school!
- If a website asks you to fill in your name, address, email address and
hobbies, always check with an adult. When you give information out about
yourself over the Internet, you can never be sure who will see it and how
it will be used.

MEETING

- Don't ever make plans to meet friends you have met over the Internet
without telling your parents or carers. Talking to people on-line and
meeting them in person are two totally different things. People are not
always what they seem - arranging to meet anyone you have met over the
Internet is extremely dangerous!!

    To stay safe - never meet up with friends you have made on-line!

ATTACHMENTS

- Only open emails if you know who has sent them; if you are unsure don't
open them and ask an adult.

- Accepting emails or opening files from people you don't know, can be
very dangerous. They may contain viruses or nasty messages which you
may find offensive and disturbing.

- If somebody says something to you, sends you something, or you see
something that makes you feel uncomfortable, don't look around or
explore! You could press the whistle blowing button and get your parents
or carers - they will know what to do. If you are ever unsure ASK!!! If
you are too afraid to ask your parents or carers, ask a teacher at school -
there is always somebody to turn to.

- Only reply to emails or instant messages from people you know (or from
addresses you know).

- Make sure you send sensible emails and only email to your friends – not
the whole school or class!!

- Remember you can quite easily block people who become abusive or make
you feel uncomfortable on instant messenger (msn).

- Chain letter emails constantly get sent around the Internet. These
often tell you to pass on emails to a certain number of people and if you
fail to do this, there are 'apparent' consequences. All chain emails are
designed to scare you, the best thing to do is to ignore them and DON'T
pass them on.

RELIABLE

- Don't believe everything you read on the Internet. Anyone can make a
website about absolutely anything, it doesn't mean it's necessarily true.
Use your common sense to work out whether information on a particular
web site looks right (look for clues on who has created the site). The
best way to research information on the Internet is to stick to well
known web sites such as channel 4 learning or the BBC schools site. Ask a
teacher if you are ever unsure. To learn how to check visit
http://www.quick.org.uk

TELL

- If you see anything on the Internet that you think is wrong, tell an adult
straight away. Stop talking to people if they are being nasty or making
you feel uncomfortable with their questions.

- If someone you've met on-line wants to meet you in person, tell a
responsible adult.

- If you receive a nasty message from a cyber bully, don't keep it to
yourself, show and tell and adult you trust.

- If you receive nasty and offensive text messages from a bully, keep
them as evidence and show someone you trust.

REMEMBER DON'T SUFFER IN SILENCE AND DON'T PUT YOURSELF
                IN UNNECESSARY DANGER.

								
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