View our one-page BYOD & ICT responsible use policy (PDF, 1,619KB) summary.
All students are expected to use ICT equipment and demonstrate online behaviour that reflects positively on themselves and our school.
Park Ridge State High School has developed this policy to encourage the mature and responsible use of the school's facilities, intranet and internet.
What is responsible use?
• Developing appropriate literacy, communication and information skills;
• Authoring text, artwork, audio and visual material for publication on the Intranet or Internet for educational purposes as supervised and approved by the school;
• Conducting general research for school activities and projects;
• Communicating or collaborating with other students, teachers, parents or experts in relation to school work;
• Researching and learning through the Department’s e-learning environment.
What is irresponsible use?
• Using the IT resources in an unlawful manner
• Downloading, distributing or publishing offensive messages or pictures;
• Insulting, harassing or attacking others or using obscene or abusive language;
• Deliberately wasting printing and Internet resources;
• Damaging any electronic devices, printers or the network equipment;
• Committing plagiarism or violating copyright laws;
• Using unsupervised internet chat or sending chain letters or Spam e-mail (junk mail)
• Accessing 3G/4G networks during lesson time which uses personal data instead of school network
Responsibilities of the student
• Users are responsible for the security, maintenance and integrity of their individually owned devices and their network accounts.
• Students using the system must not at any time attempt to access other computer systems, accounts or unauthorised drives or files or to access other people’s devices without permission.
• Students must not record, photograph or film any students or school personnel without the express permission of the individual/s concerned and the supervising teacher.
• Students must get permission before copying files from another user. Copying files or passwords belonging to another user without their express permission may constitute plagiarism and/or theft.
• Copying of software, information, graphics, or other data files may violate copyright laws and students may be subject to prosecution from agencies to enforce such copyrights.
• Devices must not be used to display or disseminate material that could cause offense to others.
• Students must not share their username and password with other students or use their information to provide other students access to the network