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Purple Oaks Academy

Digital Citizenship 

Rules for responsible ICT use

These rules will keep everyone safe and help us to be fair to others.

  • I will only use the Academy’s computers for schoolwork and homework
  • I will only edit or delete my own files and not look at, or change, other people’s files without their permission
  • I will keep my logins and passwords secret
  • I will not bring files into the Academy without permission or upload inappropriate material to my workspace
  • I am aware that some websites and social networks have age restrictions and I should respect this
  • I will not attempt to visit Internet sites that I know to be banned by the Academy
  • I will only e-mail people I know, or a responsible adult has approved
  • The messages I send or information I upload will always be polite and sensible
  • I will not open an attachment, or download a file unless I know and trust the person who has sent it
  • I will not give my home address, phone number, send a photograph or video, or give any other personal information that could be used to identify me, my family or my friends unless a trusted adult has given permission
  • I will never arrange to meet someone I have only ever previously met on the Internet unless my parent/carer has given me permission and I take a responsible adult with me
  • If I see anything I am unhappy with or I receive a message I do not like, I will not respond to it but I will show a teacher / responsible adult


Keeping safe: stop, think, before you click!