Ongoing access to the internet at The Southport School will only be available to
boys who have read, understood, signed and dated this contract.
The Southport School provides access to the internet for educational and
research purposes that are consistent with the school’s curriculum objectives.
Use of the school’s internet access is a privilege and not a right.
This contract lists three mandatory activities and ten prohibited activities
that must be adhered to in order to enjoy ongoing access to the internet at TSS.
Immediately minimising the
screen and informing a teacher if any material with offensive, abusive, racist,
pornographic, sexist or excessively violent content is accidentally accessed.
Immediately informing a teacher if any
harassing or threatening message is sent to you, if you receive anything that
makes you feel uncomfortable, or if you know of any other student receiving such
Immediately informing a teacher if you know,
or suspect, that another student knows your password.
Altering, moving or deleting files belonging
Providing your password to another person.
Using another person’s password.
Accessing sites or files during class time
that are not relevant to the lesson.
Hacking or attempting to gain unauthorized
access to the files or network of any organization or individual.
Accessing any proxy sites that attempt to
mask or hide their identity from the school’s network security.
Accessing, downloading, sending or
displaying offensive, abusive, racist, pornographic, sexist or excessively
Violating copyright laws (including copying
and transmitting documents, software, music files or video files).
Plagiarising (including copying and
presenting as one’s own, the work of others found on the internet or school
Damaging computer hardware or computer
Any breach the TSS Internet Use Contract will result in a change to the
student’s internet access. Depending on the severity of the breach a student’s
internet access may be entirely removed. Other possible consequences could
include a significant forced reduction in the download speed and capacity of a
student’s access or a restriction in the duration of their access. Detentions
and suspensions will also apply to breaches of the Internet Use Contract.
Parents will be informed whenever any of these consequences are applied.