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Stoke School

Cybersafety Use Agreement

acceptable Use Policy

For Primary Students




Instructions for parents*/caregivers/legal guardians

  1. Please read this carefully. If there are any points you would like to discuss with the school, let the school office know as soon as possible.
    1. Discuss the cybersafety rules with your child.
    2. Sign the Use Agreement Form and return that page to the school office.
    3. Please keep for future reference.


* The word ‘parent’ used here also refers to caregivers and legal guardians.


Additional information can be found on NetSafe’s website www.netsafe.org.nz/ua





Cybersafety atStokeSchoolis based on our School values and our School Vision.

The school’s computer network, Internet access facilities, computers and other school ICT equipment bring benefits to the teaching and learning programmes atStokeSchool, and to the operation of the school.

Our school has cybersafety practices in place, which include cybersafety use agreements for all school staff and students.

Our goal is to create and maintain a cybersafety culture which is in keeping with the values of the school, and legislative and professional obligations. This use agreement includes information about your obligations, responsibilities, and the nature of possible consequences associated with cybersafety breaches.


All students will be issued with a use agreement and once signed consent has been returned to school, students will be able to use the school ICT equipment/devices.


The school’s computer network, Internet access facilities, computers and other school ICT equipment/devices are for educational purposes appropriate to the school environment. This applies whether the ICT equipment is owned or leased, either partially or wholly, and used on or off the school site.


The school may monitor traffic and material sent and received using the school’s ICT network.The school may use filtering and/or monitoring software to restrict access to certain sites and data, including email.


The school may audit its computer network, Internet access facilities, computers and other school ICT equipment/devices or commission an independent forensic audit.









Rules to help keep  Stoke School Junior  Students



  1. I cannot use school ICT equipment until my parent/s have signed my use agreement form and it has been returned to school.
  2. I can only use the computers and other ICT equipment for my schoolwork and only with my teacher’s permission.
  3. I can only go online at school when a teacher gives permission and an adult is present.
  4. If there is something I’m not sure about I will ask my teacher.
  5. I will not use the Internet, email, mobile phones or any other ICT equipment to be mean, rude, or unkind about other people.  
  6. I will not tell anyone my password.
  7. If I find anything that upsets me, is mean or rude, or things I know are’t acceptable at our school, I will:
  • Not show others
  • Click on the ‘Hector Safety Button’ or turn off the screen and
  • Get a teacher straight away
  1. I must not bring any ICT equipment/devices to school. This includes things like mobile phones, iPods, games, cameras, USB drives and software.
  2. I will ask my teacher’s permission before I put any personal information online.

Personal information includes:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Email address
  • Phone numbers
  • Photos.


  1. I will be careful and will look after all our school lCT equipment by:
  • Not being silly and playing around with it
  • Following our school cybersafety rules
  • Telling a teacher about anything wrong or damaged.
  1. I understand that if I break these rules the school may need to tell my teacher/parents/caregivers.


Stoke School Junior Cybersafety Use Agreement Form


To the parent/caregiver/legal guardian, please:

  1. Read this page, to check you understand your responsibilities under this agreement
  1. Sign the appropriate section on this form
  2. Detach and return this form to the school office
  3. Keep the document for future reference, as well as the copy of this signed page which the school will provide.


I understand that Stoke School will:

  • Do its best to enhance learning through the safe use of ICT. This includes working to restrict access to inappropriate, illegal or harmful material on the Internet or school ICT equipment/devices at school, or at school related activities
  • Work progressively with children and their families to encourage and develop an understanding of the importance of cybersafety through education designed to complement and support the use agreement initiative. This includes providing children with strategies to keep themselves safe in cyberspace
  • Keep a copy of this signed use agreement on file
  • Respond to any breaches in an appropriate manner
  • Welcome enquiries from parents or students about cybersafety issues.


My responsibilities include:

  • I will read this cybersafety use agreement document
  • I will discuss the information with my child and explain why it is important
  • I will return the signed agreement to the school
  • I will support the school’s cybersafety programme by encouraging my child to follow the cybersafety rules, and to always ask the teacher if they are unsure about any use of ICT
  • I will contact the principal or school cybersafety manager to discuss any questions I might have about cybersafety and/or this use agreement and I am welcome to do this at any time.


Additional information can be found on the NetSafe website www.netsafe.org.nz/ua


Please detach and return this section to school.





I have read this cybersafety use agreement and I am aware of the school’s initiatives to maintain a cybersafe learning environment, including my child’s responsibilities.

Name of student: ………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

Name of parent/caregiver/legal guardian: ………………………………………………………………………..

Parent’s signature: …………………………………………………………….  Date: ………………………………



Please note: This agreement for your child will remain in force as long as he/she is enrolled at this school. If it becomes necessary to add/amend any information or rule, parents will be advised in writing.


Each agreement will last for one calendar year.

A new agreement will be negotiated each year.

If it becomes necessary to add/amend any information or rule, parents will be advised.