You will be aware that the laptop programme has been inaugurated at Island School and as time goes on more and more students are using computers in class. The school has an acceptable use policy (AUP) that aims to guide the use of all ICT and digital technologies within the school. It details the ways in which ICT facilities can and cannot be used and is relevant to students, staff and parents. As a way of ensuring that all parents and students have read and understood this document, please read the ‘essential agreement’ and the AUP itself below. You will then be asked to sign to say that you understand the expectations outlined there.
From time to time this document will be reviewed and/or amended. You will be informed of this and encouraged to check the changes.
Introduction and aims
This document details the ways in which ICT facilities can and cannot be used in Island School. It is relevant to students, staff and parents who own and maintain computers that students use at home. This acceptable use policy (AUP) is provided to ensure that our technology resources and services are used in a manner appropriate to a school setting and in keeping with our ethos and values. This policy should be seen as operating within the overall influence of the Island School Code.
As a member of the Island School community due consideration must be given at all times to the effect one's actions can have on other members of our community and the wider world, when using technology both at home and school.
At Island School we believe that students should be trusted to use digital technologies in a principled and productive way. It is up to each and every one in our community to work to ensure that we all uphold the general principles of the Island School Code and the IB Learner Profile when using ICT and the Internet. The general spirit of this policy is about giving everyone the opportunity to make productive decisions in the ways they decide to use digital technologies; we should all be fully engaged in the ongoing debate about what responsible digital citizenship means and how we can nurture it amongst all our community members.