Computer/Internet Usage


Cove School’s internet service is filtered and monitored by Hampshire County Council in order to provide the safest possible online learning experience.

The intention is to ensure:

  • that young people will be responsible users and stay safe while using the internet and other digital technologies for educational, personal and recreational use.
  • that school systems and users are protected from accidental or deliberate misuse that could put the security of the systems and users at risk.

I understand that I must use school ICT systems in a responsible way, to ensure that there is no risk to my safety or to the safety and security of the ICT systems and other users.

Personal Safety:

I will keep my username and password safe and secure – I will not share it, nor will I try to use any other person’s username and password. I understand that I should not write down or store a password where it is possible that someone may steal it.

I will be aware of “stranger danger”, when I am communicating on-line and not arrange to meet people off line, unless in a public place and accompanied by an adult.

I will immediately report any unpleasant or inappropriate material, messages or anything that makes me feel uncomfortable when I see it on-line.

Appropriate Actions and Expectations:

I will respect others’ work and property and always be polite and responsible when I communicate with others online, both in school and out of school.

I will not take or distribute images of anyone without their permission or access materials which are illegal or inappropriate or may cause harm or distress to others.

I will only use my own personal devices (mobile phones / USB devices etc.) in school if I have permission. I understand that, if I do use my own devices in the school, I will follow the rules set out in this agreement, in the same way as if I was using school equipment.

I will ensure that I have permission to use the original work of others in my own work and be aware of copyright materials.

I understand that I am responsible for my actions, both in and out of school:

  • I understand that the school also has the right to take action against me if I am involved in incidents of inappropriate behaviour, that are covered in this agreement and the whole school IT policy.
  • I understand that if I fail to comply with this Acceptable Use Policy Agreement, I will be subject to disciplinary action. This may include loss of access to the school network / internet, detentions, confiscation and/or banning of mobile devices, exclusions, contact with parents and in the event of illegal activities involvement of the police.

By using the Computers and Internet at Cove School, you agree to the above!

You are required to complete and return the Internet/ Computer Usage form in your school planner.