Acceptable Use of ICT
Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)
Multimedia and communication facilities provided by internet enabled devices can provide beneficial opportunities for pupils. However their use in lesson time will only be with permission from the teacher.
Sixth Form pupils may use personal devices during school time, either during supervised study or class time with the permission of the member of staff. Pupils may only access the internet with these devices through the C2k managed ‘MySchool’ service. This will form part of the Sixth Form AUP for pupils. Privately managed mobile networks must be switched off as part of the acceptable use policy.
Where required for safety reasons in off-site activities, a school mobile phone is provided for contact with pupils, parents or the school. Staff will not be expected to use personal mobile phones in any situation where their mobile phone number or other personal details may be revealed to a pupil or parent.
Unauthorised or secret use of a mobile phone or other electronic device, to record voice, pictures or video is forbidden. Unauthorised publishing of such material on a web site which causes distress to the person(s) concerned will be considered a breach of school discipline, whether intentional or unintentional. The person responsible for the material will be expected to remove this immediately upon request.
The sending or forwarding of text messages deliberately targeting a person with the intention of causing them distress, ‘cyberbullying’, will be considered a disciplinary matter.