APHS Internet Policy

Internet policy and Internet Use Code of Practise

Students granted access to the Internet, including e-mail, will abide by the Code of Practice.

  • All users of the Internet are expected to abide by the generally accepted rules of computer and network use.
  • Be polite when using e-mail.Do not use e-mail to bully or insult others.
  • Do not use inappropriate or unacceptable language.
  • Never reveal your personal address or telephone number or those of fellow students to people unknown to you.
  • E-mail is not private.Never say anything or engage in anything that you would not be happy to write on a postcard that could be read by everyone.

Students agree that they will not perform the following unacceptable actions:

  • Use the network for any illegal activity, including violation of copyright or other laws.
  • Use the network in ways that break school policies and standards of behaviour (including bringing 18+ material from home on a portable storage device).
  • Damage, degrade or disrupt the performance of equipment or systems.
  • Infringe the privacy of the other students and staff by accessing or damaging computerised data.
  • Waste resources, including bandwidth, file space and printers.
  • Use resources and equipment when not authorised.
  • Use someone else’s account, either with or without permission.
  • Forward or circulate in any way personal communications without the author’s consent.
  • Add defamatory comments to websites.

Student and Parent Consent

While it is our firm intention that access to the Internet will be granted to students solely in order to further the teaching objectives of the school, students may have the ability to access other materials as well.   We cannot control the information that may be found on the Internet. The information that students may be able to access through the Internet may include material that is illegal, defamatory, inaccurate or in some other way objectionable.

Therefore, no student will be granted access to the Internet without both student and parent (or guardian) signing the consent forms available at the school attached to a copy of this Code of Conduct.

The parental consent form allows parents and guardians to confirm that their child may or may not have access to the Internet.