Policies on Pupils’ Use of Internet
Responsible use policies on the use of the Internet and e-mail will ensure the safety of children. Internet access for children will be supervised at all times. Go Link software will be used to ensure that pupils do not have the opportunity to access unsuitable sites. Inadvertent access to unsuitable material will be reported. ‘Netnanny’ type software will be utilised and “Chat room” access will be limited.
Note re Internet Access.
Please complete and return to your son’s teacher
Internet Permission Form
Name of Pupil: _____________________________ Class:__________________
I agree to comply with school rules on the use of the Internet. I will observe all of the restrictions on the use of the Internet which were explained to me in school.
Pupil’s signature: _____________________________
I (we) have read the Acceptable Use Policy statement, and I grant permission for my son to access the Internet. I understand that the school cannot be held responsible if pupils access unsuitable websites, but that every reasonable precaution has been taken by the teachers and the school authorities to provide for online safety.
Parent(s) Signature: _____________________________________________
I understand that, my son’s school work and /or photograph may be chosen for inclusion on the school website, and published on the Internet. No personal details will be given with the pictures. The pupil continues to own the copyright to any work published. Please sign to confirm that you are aware of this.
Parent(s) Signature: _______________________________________
Internet Permission Form
As part of our Information Technology programme, we intend to offer pupils supervised access to the Internet. Before being allowed to use the Internet, pupils must obtain your permission, and we ask that you sign the enclosed form as evidence of your approval and your acceptance of the school rules with regard to this matter.
The Internet will be used to further educational goals and objectives, but pupils may find ways, accidentally or intentionally, to access unsuitable material. We believe that the benefits to pupils from access to the Internet far outweigh any disadvantages.
During school, the teachers will guide pupils towards appropriate materials, and we will use Scoilnet as the starting point for Internet access. We intend to organise a school website, and it will contain information and pictures of school activities as well as pupils’ projects and artwork.
We would be grateful if you would read the enclosed guidance and then complete the permission form.
James Bennett (Principal)
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