Internet Policy

Hiltingbury Junior School

Internet Policy


Internet safety depends on staff, school governors, parents and, where appropriate, pupils themselves taking responsibility for the use of the Internet and associated communication technologies.


We recognise that, under certain circumstances, the Internet can give pupils access to undesirable information and images. We do all that we can to ensure pupils are protected from such information through the use of security software, limiting of features and by providing as safe as an environment as possible. The pupils are taught to use the facility sensibly and with proper consideration for others.


The following rules ensure the privacy and safety of members of our school community when using the Internet:


• Pupils are only referred to by their first names on our web pages

• Any images of pupils will not be labelled with their full names without prior permission of parent.

• Pupils and staff will not reveal their personal details, and home addresses & telephone numbers on the web or in dialogue with other Internet users.

• A random selection of pupil E-mail will be regularly monitored each week.

• E-mail is restricted to the schools domain, so children cannot email outside of this at present.

• Pupils will not engage in dialogue or conversation with other Internet users without permission by a teacher.

• The Search Engines used by the pupils all offer a filtered list of links

• Any pupil finding themselves uncomfortable or upset by anything they discover on the Internet should report it to a teacher immediately

• Downloading of files is restricted to staff or pupils under supervision.

• Hampshire restricts use of social media in school.

• All Internet access is filtered through a proxy server (HCC) to screen undesirable sites at source.


Contravention of the above rules will result in the withdrawal of Internet access privileges in the first instance.