WWW Rules

These rules are designed to keep you and our network safe. Please follow the rules at all times and if there is something you are not sure about please ask a teacher.

1. Use your email and network access sensibly at all times.
Patana school email accounts may be used for:

  • Teacher directed activities;
  • Transferring work between school and home;
  • Collaborating on school work.

2. Keep your password private and never try to use someone else's.

3. Files may only be downloaded if a teacher has approved and if the file is for school use.

4. Printing can be expensive and ecologically unfriendly. Be careful what you print, don’t waste paper!!

5. Students are responsible for good behaviour on the Internet just as they are in a classroom or a school corridor. General school rules apply.

6. Using online chat rooms should not be undertaken at school unless supervised.

Your Patana email account is private, it will only be accessed by a teacher if misuse is suspected.

During school time, teachers will guide students toward appropriate materials.
The following are not permitted:

  • Sending or displaying offensive messages or pictures
  • Using obscene language
  • Harassing, insulting or attacking others
  • Damaging computers, computer systems or computer networks
  • Violating copyright laws
  • Using others' passwords
  • Trespassing (or attempting to trespass) in others' folders, work or files
  • Intentionally wasting limited resources
  • Intentionally accessing inappropriate websites e.g. displaying games of a violent nature

Don’t forget, when using your Patana email account, you agree to the following conditions:

  • I understand that I am responsible for all emails sent using my Patana email account and promise not to reveal my password to anyone else.
  • I will always be careful and polite with the emails I send.
  • I understand that my Patana email is private and will only be checked if misuse is suspected.
  • I will use my email account only for school approved work.
  • I will not include any personal contact details (phone number, address etc) in email message.
  • I understand that if I do not follow the guidance above I will be liable for sanctions set by the school. In extreme cases external agencies may be involved.

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