Rational

The aim of this ICT Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) is to ensure that pupils will benefit from teaching and learning opportunities offered by the Internet in a safe and effective manner. While ICT safety and use in our school is addressed in both our Code of Behaviour and Anti-Bullying Policy, this AUP goes into greater detail. It also now forms an appendix to the above named policies.

Internet use and access is considered a school resource and privilege. Therefore if Scoil Chaitríona Baggot Street’s AUP is not adhered to this privilege will be withdrawn and appropriate sanctions – as outlined in the AUP – will be imposed.

As available school-wide technology changes and as our school continues to grow, it is envisaged that this AUP will be reviewed as deemed necessary.

Before signing, we ask that you read the AUP carefully to ensure that the conditions of use are accepted and understood

Our School’s Strategy

Scoil Chaitríona Baggot Street employs a number of strategies in order to maximize learning opportunities and reduce risks associated with the Internet. These strategies are as follow:

General

World Wide Web

 

E-mail

 

Internet Chat

 

 

School Website

Legislation

The Board of Management strongly suggests that teachers, students and parents should familarise themselves with the following pieces of legislation.

  1. Data Protection (Amendment) Act 2003
  2. Child Trafficking and Pornography Act 1998
  3. Interception Act 1993
  4. Video Recordings Act 1989
  5. The Data Protection Act 1998

 

Sanctions

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.

 

This policy was ratified by the Board of Management on December 9th 2015. It will be reviewed in January 2017.