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Creating a safe ICT learning and teaching environment includes adopting effective policies and procedures which are clearly understood and followed by the whole school community.

Advice for schools on the safe and responsible use of images during the seasonal period.

Model Policy for ICT Acceptable Use

Herts for Learning have updated the model eSafety Acceptable Use Policy, incorporating eSafety and Data Security, which schools can choose to adopt.  This policy has been developed from national guidance and best practice.

Please note that the previous Model Policy for ICT Acceptable Use consisted of separate documents which have now been incorporated into one policy. Please pay special attention to the first section which explains how to personalise the policy for your own use. This document should be ratified by governors before its inclusion with other school policies.

Version 10 of the eSafety model policy has various minor amendments regarding Data Protection and includes changes in terminology where appropriate.

Model Policy for ICT Acceptable Use (Incorporating eSafety and Data Security) 19/04/16

(review date January 2018)

Version 10 (January 2016) amendments

This version has various minor amendments regarding Data Protection and includes changes in terminology where appropriate. As updates will include changes to links, details, the removal of obsolete sections and other minor changes, the latest template should be used as a starting point for any substantial change to your school eSafety policy.

In particular:

  • The section on email has been updated to include a statement explaining the importance of using school email
  • ‘Personal, Sensitive, Confidential or Classified Information’ has been reclassified as ‘Personal or Confidential’ throughout
  • ‘SIRO’ and ‘AIO’ Becta references have been removed, along with associated responsibilities of these positions
  • A reference to the Safe Harbor Agreement has been added
Model Policy for ICT Acceptable Use (Incorporating eSafety and Data Security)

Last updated 10/12/15

(review date September 2017)

Version 9 (September 2015) Amendments

This version includes additional acceptable use agreement statements and the removal of the word ‘deliberately’ from several places. All elements of this policy can be fully adapted to fit individual needs and should be edited and approved by staff before final ratification by the governing body.

Staff Responsibilities Poster
Version 8 (May 2015)
Version 8 (May 2015) Amendments

Update to Protective Marking, p14.

Additional optional eSafety Policy wording for Use of personal devices - Smart watches - Parental responsible use of social media – Age appropriate use of online services

 

Safe and Responsible Use of Images - December 2015

Herts for Learning have produced a leaflet and poster that schools can use to communicate the safe and responsible use of images to parents.

School Guide for Safe and Responsible Use of Images - Leaflet
School Guide for Safe and Responsible Use of Images - Poster

 

Also refer to the HCC guidance on the safe use of images