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 Safe Use of the Internet in School

We have a single-page mobile phone policy which cover daily use of phones and other mobile devices, such as tablets.
You can find it by clicking here.


Internet Safety in School

Perth & Kinross Council and the Technical Support Team (EST) provide tight security regarding appropriate access within council premises and schools.  The Internet is used for a range of purposes including:

1        Helping with homework and research

2        Buying and downloading music

3        Conversation tools such as email,  instant messaging services

4        Trading sites such as eBay

5        Setting up own web sites/home page

6        Blogging

Whilst there are many benefits for children there are potential threats to young people online.

 Some helpful reminders & contacts for pupils, parents and carers:-

  • Don't reply to bullying or threatening text messages or emails - this could make matters worse. It also lets the bullying people know that they have found a 'live' phone number or email address.  They may get bored quite quickly if you ignore them.
  • Don't give out your personal details online - if you're in a chat room, watch what you say about where you live, the school you go to, your email address etc.  All these things can help someone who wants to harm you or build up a picture about you.
  • Don't forward abusive texts or emails or images to anyone.  You could be breaking the law just by forwarding them.  If they are about you, keep them as evidence.  If they are about someone else, delete them and don't reply to the sender.
  • Don't ever give out passwords to your mobile or email account.

Some Useful Contacts:-

If you feel you are being bullied through your mobile phone, either with phone calls or text messages, you will be able to seek help from your phone network provider using the phone numbers below:-

Orange– 07973 100 150 or

150 from anOrangephone

Vodafone – 08700 700 11 or

191 from a Vodafone phone

O2 – 08705 678 678 or

4445 from an O2 phone

VirginMobile– 0845 6000 070 or

789 from a Virgin Mobile phone

3 Network – 08707 330 333 or

333 from your 3 Network phone

T-Mobile - 0845 412 5000

Please contact the school if you require further information or advice

Tel:  01764 662182

E-mail:  auchterarder@pkc.gov.uk

 

Mobile Technologies Guidance for Parents and Pupils

Today’s mobile phones have a wide range of  facilities enabling users to make phone calls, text, email, take photographs, take video clips, play games, listen to music, access the internet anytime, anywhere and watch TV programmes and listen to the radio.

The benefits of such devices are obvious and it is internationally accepted that this is the preferred means of electronic communication amongst young people.

A high percentage of young people in all socio-economic groups have their own personal mobile phone.