There are a number of resources available for students and parents in addition to the guidelines provided in this policy, particularly in the areas of cyber safety. Some of these include:
ICT stands for Information and Communications Technology. At Rehoboth, this includes all the computer, network, and internet resources currently used, and that we may use in the future. Generally, it does not refer to audiovisual technology such as TVs, projectors, or telephones, though there can be some crossover which you will need to be aware of.Other key terms in the policy will be defined in their relevant sections.
Just as you learn and are expected to abide by social, moral, and ethical codes and behaviours that are acceptable in our College, you need to learn the correct procedures and rules for using our network of information services. All students, without exception, are required to obey the guidelines. If you break any of these rules, you will not be allowed to continue to use the system.
The Australian Communication and Media Authority (ACMA) Online Social Networking Factsheet also provides further tips and useful information on managing your online identity. A copy of this is available on request from your campus office.
When you are using the Internet to communicate with others, keep the following in mind:
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