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Computer Network & Acceptable Use Policy

Computer Network & Acceptable Use Policy


  • The internet provides an opportunity to enhance students’ learning experiences by providing access to vast amounts of information across the globe. Online communication links students to provide a collaborative learning environment and is intended to assist with learning outcomes. Today’s students are exposed to online communication tools and the internet in their community. Students have the right to expect secure access to these services as part of their learning experiences at Lesmurdie Senior High School.
  • Use of the internet and online communication services provided by Lesmurdie Senior High School is intended for research and learning and communication between students and staff. Access to internet and online communication tools at school will assist students to develop the information and communication skills necessary to use the internet effectively and appropriately.
  • Responsible use of the services by students, with guidance from teaching staff, will provide a secure and safe learning environment.
  • Students using internet and online communication services have the responsibility to report inappropriate behaviour and material to their supervisors.
  • Students who use the internet and online communication services provided by Lesmurdie Senior High School must abide by the Department’s conditions of acceptable usage.

They should be made aware of the acceptable usage policy each time they log on.

  • Students should be aware that a breach of this policy may result in disciplinary action in line with their school’s discipline policy.

Available Forms for download


This policy applies to all school students who access internet and online communication

services within the Lesmurdie Senior High School network and from any external location.


This policy document should be read as consistent with school discipline, child protection, anti-discrimination and anti-racism policies.


Access and Security

Students will:

  • not disable settings for virus protection, spam and filtering that have been applied as a departmental standard.
  • ensure that communication through internet and online communication services is related to learning.
  • keep passwords confidential, and change them when prompted, or when known by another user.
  • use passwords that are not obvious or easily guessed.

never allow others to use their personal e-learning account.


  • log off at the end of each session to ensure that nobody else can use their e-learning account.
  • promptly tell their supervising teacher if they suspect they have received a computer virus or spam (i.e. unsolicited email) or if they receive a message that is inappropriate or makes them feel uncomfortable.
  • seek advice if another user seeks excessive personal information, asks to be telephoned, offers gifts by email or wants to meet a student.
  • never knowingly initiate or forward emails or other messages containing:
  • a message that was sent to them in confidence.
  • a computer virus or attachment that is capable of damaging recipients’ computers.
  • chain letters and hoax emails.
  • spam, e.g. unsolicited advertising material.
  • never send or publish:
  • unacceptable or unlawful material or remarks, including offensive, abusive or discriminatory comments.
  • threatening, bullying or harassing another person or making excessive or unreasonable demands upon another person.
  • sexually explicit or sexually suggestive material or correspondence.
  • false or defamatory information about a person or organisation.
  • ensure that personal use is kept to a minimum and internet and online communication services is generally used for genuine curriculum and educational activities. Use of unauthorised programs and intentionally downloading unauthorised software, graphics or music that is not associated with learning, is not permitted.
  • never damage or disable computers, computer systems or networks of Lesmurdie Senior High School.
  • ensure that services are not used for unauthorised commercial activities or any unlawful purpose.
  • be aware that all use of internet and online communication services can be audited and traced to the internet accounts of specific users.

Privacy and Confidentiality

Students will:

  • never publish or disclose the email address of a staff member or student without that person’s explicit permission.
  • not reveal personal information including names, addresses, photographs, credit card details and telephone numbers of themselves or others.
  • ensure privacy and confidentiality is maintained by not disclosing or using any information in a way that is contrary to any individual’s interests.

Intellectual Property and Copyright

Students will:

  • never plagiarise information and will observe appropriate copyright clearance, including acknowledging the author or source of any information used.
  • ensure that permission is gained before electronically publishing users’ works or drawings.
  • always acknowledge the creator or author of any material published.
  • ensure any material published on the internet or intranet has the approval of the principal or their delegate and has appropriate copyright clearance.

Misuse and Breaches of Acceptable Usage

Students will be aware that:

  • they are held responsible for their actions while using internet and online communication services.
  • they are held responsible for any breaches caused by them allowing any other person to use their e-learning account to access internet and online communication services.
  • the misuse of internet and online communication services may result in disciplinary action which includes, but is not limited to, the withdrawal of access to services.


Students will report:

  • any internet site accessed that is considered inappropriate.
  • any suspected technical security breach involving users from other schools, or from outside Lesmurdie Senior High School.


As a user, students are responsible for their network accounts.


More detailed information about the network and accounts can be found on the desktop Intranet -> Help, or by contacting the ICT Services Centre.


While using the school’s network, all activity by you will be recorded and monitored. If you do not follow the Acceptable Use Policy, you will lose access to all network services.


Each student has a Student Personal Account on the network. This is your private space on the network for you to save and store work done on the computer. This space is called a HOME DRIVE.

Your username is made up of 3 parts: graduation year, last name and first initial. For example, 10SmithA would be Adam Smith’s username. Adam graduates in 2010 when in Year 12.

Log on by using your username and password.

Your password protects your network account and ensures privacy.


You can change your password at anytime.


To connect to the Internet, you must log on to the Internet Server with your username.

Your Internet username is the same as your Student Personal Account, but the password will be different and is set by the system and cannot be changed by you. To find your password, go to the Teachers Folder in your Home Drive. You will find a folder. The name of this folder is your password. KEEP IT A SECRET1


To use the email service, use Outlook Express and enter your Internet password. Your email address is last name, first initial, graduation year@lesmurdie wa edu au.

Example: Adam Smith, graduation year 2010.

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