Cyber Safety Agreement

The following is based on the Key Competencies when working, playing, or communicating online.

As a digital citizen I agree:

I can manage myself by:

  1. Only using the internet (computer, laptop, phone and tablet) with adult/teacher/parent permission and supervision.
  2. Checking with an adult before I give out personal information online. That includes things like using my full name, a photo of myself, my birth date, physical address, phone numbers, name of my school and other details about my family or friends.
  3. Restricting areas to my information by controlling my privacy settings and choosing my online friends carefully.
  4. Take care of technologies and costs by not changing any of the software settings without permission, managing apps and downloading costs, treating the equipment with care and respect, telling an adult if anything isn't working or is damaged.
  5. Having a strong password, changing it regularly and never sharing it with others.
  6. Abiding by texting rules and etiquette such as no texting during meals or during class.
  7. Respecting hourse rules such as no cellphones, laptops or mobile devices after 8pm.
  8. Clicking off a window and telling teacher/mum/dad/caregiver straight away if I find or see anything online that is inappropriate (pornographic, racist, obscene) and makes me feel uncomfortable or I know is wrong.
  9. Telling teacher/mum/dad/caregiver straight away if I'm being bullied or attacked personally.
  10. Saving any evidence of bullying to report to parents/caregivers, school, social networking, cellphone providers, Netsafe or police.

I can participate and contribute by:

  1. Using the internet and technologies for learning tasks.
  2. Communication or messaging others (in social networking sites or cellphone) in a respectful, thoughtful, careful way, even when no-one is looking. I will think, "what would Jesus think if he saw it?"
  3. Behaving in a safe way - which respects and protects myself, property and others. This means I will not use inappropriate names online, put myself in disrepute or be obscene online, upload questionable images or share too much information about myself, add to inappropriate posts/conversations online or forward any inappropriate/illegal material to others.
  4. Reporting or blocking online offenders in social networking sites or to the cellphone provider.

I can relate positively to others by:

  1. Thinking carefully before I write/post anything online about anyone else. I will treat others as I want to be treated and will not share information/upload photos of others without asking for permission, initiate or join in nasty/rude/bullying talk to or about others, or download questionable material or any resources I haven't paid for.
  2. Validating/citing resources used, asking for permission and using creative common resources.
  3. Telling mum/dad/caregiver and school straight away if I think or know someone else is being bullied online and show support for that person.

I can show I'm thinking by:

  1. Behaving in a safe way - which models respect for myself, others and property for others to see.
  2. Knowing that when something is digital, it is public, whether it was supposed to be private or not.
  3. Making the right decisions and challenging questionable decisions of others.
  4. Understanding and talking about the consequences of inappropriate behaviour online.

All students are required to follow this agreement.

Failure to follow the agreement, students may result in the loss of access to the internet and other technologies. More serious situations may be taken further.