Acceptable Use Rules for Staff (Staff AUR)
To ensure that all adults within the school setting are aware of their responsibilities when using any ICT
equipment or services, such as the Internet or Email, they are asked to sign these Acceptable Use Rules.
This is so that they provide an example to children and young people for the safe and responsible use of ICT
equipment or services which will educate, inform and protect and so that they feel safeguarded from any potential allegations or inadvertent misuse themselves.
I know that I should only use the school equipment in an appropriate manner and for professional uses.
I understand that I need to give permission to children and young people before they can upload images (video or photographs) to the Internet or send them via Email.
I know that images should not be inappropriate or reveal any personal information of children and young people if uploading to the Internet.
I have read the Procedures for Incidents of Misuse so that I can deal with any problems that may arise, effectively.
I will report accidental misuse to ISD.
I will report any incidents of concern for children’s or young people’s safety to the Headteacher, Designated Person for Child Protection or e-Safety Leader in accordance with procedures listed in the Acceptable Use Policy.
I know who my Designated Person for Child Protection is.
I will not contact students via personal telephone or email address as I understand this is against DCSF advice and puts me at immediate risk.
I know that I should not be using the school system for personal use.
I know that I should complete virus checks on my laptop other portable storage devices (memory stick/CDROM etc) so that I do not inadvertently transfer viruses, especially where I have downloaded resources.
I will only install hardware and software I have been given permission for from ISD and understand that should any non <SCHOOL> approved software be linked to a support incident logged with ISD it will be removed. – If copyright/illegal files are found, they too will be deleted and the incident logged.
I will ensure that I follow the Data Protection Act 1998 and have checked I know what this involves.
I will ensure that I keep my password secure and not disclose it or any other security information to anyone other than ISD. If anyone else requests my password I will alert ISD immediately.
I will change my password in line with the college password policy (currently 60 days) and will ensure that no hardcopy is kept.
I have been given a copy of the Acceptable Use Policy to refer to about all e-safety issues and procedures that I should follow.
I will adhere to copyright and intellectual property rights.
I will only store confidential/personal data on my laptop/computer which has an encrypted hard disk in the event of it being stolen this data will remain protected.
I will not use memory sticks/etc to store confidential/personal data of students/adults.
I have read, understood and agree with these Rules as I know that by following them I have a better understanding of e-Safety and my responsibilities to safeguard children and young people when using ICT
equipment and associated services.