When you are using the digital resources, PCs, tablets, etc in College, you must remember to do so responsibility. That means using them for your learning, in a way that won't upset others and making sure you stay safe when doing so.
Things to remember when using the College's network (the first three of these things are best remembered at all times, even when you are at home using your own Internet connection):
- Don't let anyone else use your account, or share your login. Even friends and family
- Don't use the College's resources for anything illegal, including hacking and file sharing that breaks copyright
- Don't use your account to make rude remarks, insult or otherwise upset anyone. Bullying and harassing people online is treated just the same as doing so in person
- Authorised staff in college can look at your files and all your Internet activity over the College network is logged, including any communications. They might check these, if there is suspicion of any of the above, or to assist police or other authorities in an investigation
Every time you login into a College PC, or the network via wireless, you agree to keep to its acceptable use policy.
College resources are first and foremost to support your learning and if you are doing anything other than that, any member of staff can ask you to stop that activity.
Another important part of being responsible online is keeping yourself, your data and files and your online presence safe. To make sure all students understand this, even if you think you know all about doing so already, all students are expected to complete an online eSafety course which is available on Moodle. You will be taken through this as part of your tutorials early in the year.