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Network Access

Students are given computer network access and internet access through a personal Login and Password. Education Queensland has a managed internet service agreement with filtering which prevents users from accessing inappropriate websites. A web-based Control Centre application administers the system. The MIS Filtering office maintains a Global Filters List that applies to all computers on the school network. Each school can then maintain its own filter lists in addition to the Global Filters List. The Internet Access Agreement emphasis the need for responsible use of the internet and is an additional strategy for the management of use of the internet by students.

Student Acceptable Use Policy – To be completed for Prep to 6 Students

Students are expected to comply with the code of school behaviour during all computer interactions. In addition, students must read and comply with classroom rules for computer use.

Internet and Intranet use

Communications on the network are public and all interactions must reflect Birkdale South State School standards. Emails sent and received and Internet sites visited must relate to classroom programs. Students and parents must be aware that, although Birkdale South makes every effort to ensure that students access only educational sites, users may be exposed to inappropriate information. Students who inadvertently open such sites must immediately close it and notify their teacher so that it may be screened in future. Students and guardians are required to sign this agreement each year prior to using networked computers.