Online Guidelines & Expectations
- Make sure your privacy settings are at the highest possible setting.
- Don’t give out private or personal information.
- Don’t share your passwords with anyone other than your parents or teachers.
- Treat your passwords like a toothbrush – change them regularly.
- Log out when you have finished using a website, even on your own device.
- Trust your instincts. If something feels uncomfortable or wrong, tell your parents or a teacher.
- Remember, you are personally responsible for what you do and say online.
- Think before you send or post. Everything you post becomes part of your digital footprint. Don’t post anything you wouldn’t want your friends, parents, teachers, university admissions directors, or future employers to see.
- Always respect others.
- Do not cut/paste someone else’s words, images, videos, or ideas.
- Respect copyright laws. Hyperlink to sources that support your thoughts or ideas.
- Write well. Use correct grammar, punctuation, vocabulary, and structure.
- Do not participate in cyberbullying. This is not tolerated, even outside school hours. Cyberbullying risks disciplinary consequences. Please refer to our Cyberbullying Policy, in the Code of Conduct, for further information.
If you are the victim of cyberbullying:
- Block the bully
- Do not reply or retaliate
- Save the evidence
- Inform a trusted adult: Parent or Guardian, Advisor, Dorm Parent, Teacher, School Counselor, or Administrator.
- Seek advice and guidance:
- Contact Childline: 0800 1111
- Visit the CEOPS website: www.thinkuknow.org