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e-Safety Thread, Social Networking Policy in School Administration; I was PM'd asking for the social networking policy that my school uses, thought I'd put it here for anyone ...
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    Social Networking Policy

    I was PM'd asking for the social networking policy that my school uses, thought I'd put it here for anyone else who could make use of it. It's stripped down to just the content of the policy so feel free to take/use it as you need, just change the school name etc. to make it suit your own school

    Social Networking Policy May 2012.docx

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    Thanks for this

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    Moving to E-Safety forum.

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    The only thing I would suggest adding to this is to mention on-line gaming platforms, as I am aware of a case of a malicious allegation made following a disagreement between a member of staff and a student over something that occurred during a multiplayer game. (I'd just like to point out it wasn't a member of staff here!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oaktech View Post
    The only thing I would suggest adding to this is to mention on-line gaming platforms, as I am aware of a case of a malicious allegation made following a disagreement between a member of staff and a student over something that occurred during a multiplayer game. (I'd just like to point out it wasn't a member of staff here!)
    thats a very good point!

    most of us play some sort of online game so to have it in a policy would be good but how would you word it so that the staff can still play online etc?

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    our AUP says in essence that you shouldn't deliberately join teams with students, and if you discover that you have been participating with a student that you should stop, mention it to safeguarding, and find an alternative.

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    Our exact wording:

    "The stipulations above should extend to your use of any other online social activity such as communal gaming platforms, whether PC or console based. You should not knowingly game against or alongside students. If you become aware that you have accidentally done so, you should mention it to safeguarding as a precaution and find an alternative."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oaktech View Post
    our AUP says in essence that you shouldn't deliberately join teams with students, and if you discover that you have been participating with a student that you should stop, mention it to safeguarding, and find an alternative.
    So does ours, but it includes all gaming platforms and consoles, not just online gaming.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elsiegee40 View Post
    just online gaming.
    Surely it's all under "online gaming"... if it isn't online, it's single player. [Discounting local-co-op as they'd have to be in your house... which is a whole other problem.]

    And the single player games you play are of no concern to the school. [Providing they're legal... I've heard of a few that could get you arrested.]

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    Quote Originally Posted by X-13 View Post
    Surely it's all under "online gaming"... if it isn't online, it's single player. [Discounting local-co-op as they'd have to be in your house... which is a whole other problem.]

    And the single player games you play are of no concern to the school. [Providing they're legal... I've heard of a few that could get you arrested.]
    You are correct, but unfortunately many people interpret online gaming as going to a website. They don't think that their xBox or their PS3 or whatever is online gaming

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    So you could just add.."whether on a computer or an internet-enabled device such as an X-Box, PS3 or similar"

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    Quote Originally Posted by witch View Post
    So you could just add.."whether on a computer or an internet-enabled device such as an X-Box, PS3 or similar"
    *XBOX

    **XBOX 360 [The original Xbox had it's live privledges cancelled in April 2010.]




    But, that makes more sense. [To me at least...]

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    Quote Originally Posted by X-13 View Post
    *XBOX

    **XBOX 360 [The original Xbox had it's live privledges cancelled in April 2010.]




    But, that makes more sense. [To me at least...]
    you can still take them online i used to play halo 1 online without live when i used my old console

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    Quote Originally Posted by sted View Post
    you can still take them online i used to play halo 1 online without live when i used my old console
    I thought the old style Xbox still needed a XBL Gold account to get online play?

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    Quote Originally Posted by X-13 View Post
    I thought the old style Xbox still needed a XBL Gold account to get online play?
    theres ways round it iirc (and its been a while) client software on pc and it thinks its just a lan game

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    Quote Originally Posted by sted View Post
    theres ways round it iirc (and its been a while) client software on pc and it thinks its just a lan game
    Kai [Awesome bit of software, that is.]

    But, for non-techies it's offline only.

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