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    706 Cybersafety
    Version Draft Author ICT Committee Owner Bus. Mgr.
    Approval Date   Last Review   Next Review  
    VRQA Minimum Standard/s 4.0 Student Welfare

     

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    Purpose

    This policy seeks to ensure that measures are in place to create and maintain a culture of Cybersafety that is in keeping with the values of Bayside Christian College, the eSmart framework, and is consistent with legislative and professional obligations. 

    Bayside Christian College is committed to educating students to use IT with wisdom and discernment, while also protecting college students from immoral, illegal, or damaging actions by themselves or others, either knowingly or unknowingly.

    As part of this commitment, the College will ensure that appropriate measures are in place to create an eSmart culture of Cybersafety through a mixture of training, education, and technological aides designed to maximise the benefits of ICT for students while minimising the risks. 

    Scope

    This policy applies to all school students of Bayside Christian College who use any computing, network, printing, internet, or other college ICT resource on the campus of the college or from any external location, or in any activities that are part of Bayside college life. 

    Policy Statement

    Bayside Christian College will develop and maintain effective cybersafety practices, in line with the eSmart framework, to maximize the benefits of the internet and ICT resources to student learning and to the effective operation of the college, while minimising and managing risks. The College Community will have regular opportunities to receive education about the safe and responsible use of present and developing information and communication technologies. 

    1. Bayside Christian College promotes the positive and appropriate use of ICT and social networking as an education tool.
    2. The College has a ‘Computer and Internet Acceptable Use’ policy that parents and students agree to as a condition of entering the College, covering obligations, responsibilities and possible consequences, which underpin the Bayside Christian College values and mission statement.
    3. Educational opportunities concerning Cybersafety and encompassing eSmart values, will be promoted regularly throughout the school calendar for the entire school community.
    4. Cybersafety information will be provided on an ongoing basis through the College website, newsletters, mail outs, and other regular communications to the school community.
    5. As part of the annual planning and budgetary cycle, sufficient resources are allocated to developing an effective Cybersafety culture through effective Cybersafety practices and training. 

    Communication of Policy

    The College will communicate this policy through the College website, Learning Management System (Moodle), and the College Intranet to:

    • All students at the College

    • Any parent or guardian of a student entering the College

    • Any person who is offered employment with the College

    • All emergency relief teachers (CRTs)

       

    Definitions

    Term Definition

    Cybersafety

    Refers to the safe use of the Internet, Intranet, and any web- connected device or equipment including mobile phones, tablets, or any other mobile device. 

    Cyberbullying 

    Bullying which uses technology as a means of harassing others. It is the use of an internet service or mobile technologies – such as e- mail, social networking mediums, SMS (text messaging), photo sharing sites, video hosting sites (e.g. YouTube, Vimeo), chat room discussion groups, blogs, and other websites – with the intention of causing emotional, psychological, spiritual, or physical harm to another person. 

    ICT Resources

    includes, but is not limited to, computers (e.g., servers, desktops, laptops, tablets); storage devices (e.g., USB and flash memory devices, CDs, DVDs, iPods, MP3 players, media storage servers); cameras (e.g., video and digital cameras and webcams); all types of mobile phones; gaming consoles, video and audio players/receivers (such as portable CD and DVD players); internet-enabled TVs (e.g. Google TV, Apple TV, SmartTV); any internal or external websites or web-enabled applications or systems used by the college in any way; and, any other similar technologies that currently exist or may exist in the future. 

    eSmart Values

     At Bayside Christian College, our eSmart values show that we: "C.A.R.E"- Care for And Respect Everyone.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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