Cyber safety…

Roma Mitchell Secondary College takes cyber safety extremely seriously and asks all of our students to sign an agreement which very clearly sets out the expectations and obligations of the appropriate use of technology.

The computer network, internet access facilities, computers and other ICT equipment/devices bring great benefits to the teaching and learning programs at Roma Mitchell Secondary College and to the effective operation of the school. The ICT equipment is for educational purposes appropriate to this environment, whether it is owned or leased either partially or wholly by the school, and used on or off the site.

Our User Agreement includes information about a student’s obligations, responsibilities, and the nature of possible consequences associated with cyber-safety breaches that undermine the safety of the school environment. Please click on the link below to download our Cyber-Safety document.

Roma Mitchell Secondary College Cyber Safety User Agreement

All students will be issued with this updated Use Agreement and once signed consent has been returned to school, students will be able to continue to use the school ICT equipment.

Material sent and received using the network may be monitored and filtering and/or monitoring software may be used to restrict access to certain sites and data, including e-mail.

Where a student is suspected of an electronic crime, this will be reported to the South Australia Police. Where a personal electronic device such as a mobile phone is used to capture images of a crime, such as an assault, the device will be confiscated and handed to the police.

While every reasonable effort is made by schools and DECD administrators to prevent student’s exposure to inappropriate content when using the department’s online services, it is not possible to completely eliminate the risk of such exposure. In particular, DECD cannot filter Internet content accessed by your child from home, from other locations away from school or on mobile devices owned by your child. DECD recommends the use of appropriate Internet filtering software.

More information about Internet filtering can be found on the websites of the Australian Communications and Media Authority, NetAlert, the Kids Helpline and Bullying No Way.

Parents/caregivers play a critical role in developing knowledge, understanding and ethics around their child’s safety and safe practices for themselves and the people around them regardless of the time of day.

Being cybersafe is no exception and we invite you to discuss with your child our strategies to help us stay safe when using ICT at school and after formal school hours.