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School Internet Access Policies
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
The eSafety model policy is currently being updated. As soon as it has been finalised it will be sent to all maintained and special schools. It will also be made available for purchase on the HfL shop’
Herts for Learning have updated the model Online Safety Acceptable Use Policy, incorporating Online Safety and Data Security, which schools can choose to adopt. This policy has been developed from national guidance and best practice.
Version 10 of the Online Safety model policy has various minor amendments regarding Data Protection and includes changes in terminology where appropriate.
Model Policy for ICT Acceptable Use (Incorporating Online Safety 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 Online Safety policy.
Model Policy for ICT Acceptable Use (Incorporating Online Safety 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 Online Safety Policy wording for Use of personal devices - Smart watches - Parental responsible use of social media – Age appropriate use of online services
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