Acceptable Use Policies
What is an AUP?
We ask all children, young people and adults involved in the life of Christ Church CE Primary School to sign an Acceptable Use Policy (AUP), which is a document that outlines how we expect them to behave when they are online, and/or using school networks, connections, internet connectivity and devices, cloud platforms and social media (both when on school site and outside of school).
Why do we need an AUP?
These rules have been written to help keep everyone safe and happy when they are online or using technology. Sometimes things go wrong and people can get upset, but these rules should help us avoid it when possible, and be fair to everybody. School systems and users are protected and monitored by security and filtering services to provide safe access to digital technologies. This means anything on a school device or using school networks/platforms/internet may be viewed by one of the staff members who are here to keep your children safe. We tell your children that they should not behave any differently when they are out of school or using their own device or home network. What we tell pupils about behaviour and respect applies to all members of the school community:
“Treat yourself and others with respect at all times; treat people in the same way when you are online or on a device as you would face to face.”
Important Online Safety Information
Whilst many children are working from home, it is essential that parents are aware of the need to ensure that their children are staying safe online.
At Christ Church, we have signposted children to the following websites:
Timetables Rockstar's / Reading Planet /Espresso / Purple Mash
All of these website are ones which school subscribes to.
If your child is using other websites, please ensure that you first check their suitability.
Support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online includes:
- Internet matters - for support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online
- London Grid for Learning - for support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online
- Net-aware - for support for parents and careers from the NSPCC
- Parent info - for support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online
- Thinkuknow - for advice from the National Crime Agency to stay safe online
- UK Safer Internet Centre - advice for parents and carers
Keeping children safe online: a guide for parents and carers
Government guidance on keeping children safe online during home learning is available via the following link:
Coronavirus (COVID-19): support for parents and carers to keep children safe online - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
Using video conferencing securely
Video conferencing services: using them securely - NCSC.GOV.UK
The Government recommends that the following guidance is reviewed in order to ensure that video conferencing is set up and used safely and securely.
This information has been produced by the National Cyber Security Centre:
Video chatting - a guide for protecting primary age children
The National Crime Agency have produced the following advice for parents on keeping children safe when chatting online:
Video chatting: a guide for parents and carers of primary school-age children | Parent Info