CHILD PROTECTION POLICY
|POLICY NAME:||ONLINE SAFETY POLICY|
|APPROVAL AUTHORITY:||PRINCIPAL||ADOPTED:||MARCH 2018||REVIEWED:||MARCH 2020|
|RESPONSIBLE EXECUTIVE:||IT INCHARGE||REVISED:||MARCH 2020|
|RESPONSIBLE OFFICE:||IT DEPARTMENT||AVAILABLE:||IN THE LIBRARY, WEBSITE, CS APP|
DISTRIBUTION LIST: –
- Director & Principal
- Vice Principal
- Academic staff
- Admin staff
- To build awareness among stakeholders regarding the significance of being protected in the cyber space.
- Establishing guidelines for all the stakeholders of City School to stay safe in the cyber world.
- Ensuring that, the school operates in line with values and the law of the land, while using online devices.
- Ensuring the wellbeing of the stakeholders of City School while using internet, social media and gadgets/ devices.
- Establishing procedures to follow in case an incident occurs.
- Forming an E- Safety committee.
- Appointing an online safety coordinator.
- Establishing guidelines for the stakeholders.
- Establishing robust procedures to follow in case of an incident.
- Educating and spreading awareness to the stakeholders on using internet and gadgets safely.
- Undertaking from the staff and the guardians of students on online safety agreement.
- Encouraging stakeholders to use online education and internet service in a safe way.
- Reviewing and updating the cyber security system on a regular basis.
- Ensuring confidentiality of the information of the stakeholders.
CYBER SAFETY COMMITTEE
|01||Mr. Richard Monteiro||Principal|
|02||Ms. Jisha Jayan||Vice Principal|
|03||Mr. Abdullah Alzaitawi||Counsellor|
|04||Ms. Divya Sreejithlal||ICT Teacher|
|05||Mr. Prabhakaran Manavalan||Teacher|
|06||Mr. Saifullah Khan||Tech Support|
|07||Master Syed Abbas Lutfi||Student|
City School will:
- Educate our students on the socially acceptable netiquette (Do’s and Don’ts in the cyber world).
- Be giving cyber literacy to the extent where our students use cyber space for productive work which will help in the progress of the community.
- Educate students to recognize the pros and cons of cyber space and to safe guard themselves and fellow beings.
- Ensure the safety of our students through regular monitoring by the IT Department, Teachers, Behavior Management Committee during distance learning program.
- Conduct awareness programs on cyber bullying and cyber security for our stakeholders.
- Provide school internet access that has been customized for student use, hence it includes appropriate filtering techniques.
- Educate students to evaluate internet content by ICT teachers.
- Educate students on the reporting line if they face any problem in the cyber space.
- Ensure the use of internet- derived materials by our students and staff, complies with the UAE federal copyright law.
- Edify the stakeholders about the importance of password security and indispensability of logging out of accounts once they end their work.
City School Cyber Safety Policy – Students
- Students have to respect the privacy of others.
- Students have to report and flag content that is abusive or illegal.
- Students have to adhere to copyright restrictions when downloading material from the Internet, including software, games, movies or music.
- Students should not use an alias/alternate name as username when they interact/chat with others online.
- Students have to report online bullying immediately to the teacher and parents or someone whom they trust.
- Students have to use a strong and unique password with combinations of numbers, uppercase and lowercase letters and special characters for each account(s).
- Students have to keep the browser, operating system and antivirus up-to-date.
- Students have to obtain software from trusted sources. Always scan files before opening them.
- Students should lock their screen when they are finished using their computer/ tablet/ phone. Further, they have to set it to lock automatically when it goes to sleep.
- Students are expected to check to see if the web address begins with https:// whenever they sign in online.
- Students should make privacy settings in social media accounts in such a way that profile and posts are visible only to close friends and acquaintances.
- Students should connect only with known individuals.
- Students have to be mindful of their digital reputation. Students shall not post something embarrassing, harmful or inappropriate.
- Students have to report to the service provider immediately if the account is hacked. If possible, the student should deactivate the account.
- Students shall not share their personal information: real name, date of birth, phone number etc. unnecessarily.
- Students should never send their pictures to unknown persons or share them on social media.
- Students should not open emails and attachments from strangers.
- Students should not respond to any suspicious email, instant message or web page asking for personal information.
- Students are expected not to enter their password when someone is sitting beside them as they may see it.
- Students are expected not to share their password with anyone.
- Students should not save their username and password on the browser.
- Students should never steal other‛s information. (Offence under behavior policy)
- Students shall not access or use files without the permission of the owner. (Offence)
- Students should not copy software which has copyright without the author‛s permission.
- Students should not bully others online by teasing, threatening, using rude or offensive language, making derogatory or hateful comments. (Offence under behavior policy- Procedures- Refer MOE Behavior Policy)
- Students shall not use someone else‛s password even if it is shared with them. (Offence under behavior policy)
- Students shall not log in as someone else to read their emails or mess with their online profiles. (Offence under behavior policy)
- Students shall not attempt to infect or in any way try to make someone else‛s computer unusable. (Offence under behavior policy)
- Students shall not meet unknown (even if they are known only through online interaction) people alone; always inform an adult or a friend.
- Students should not open or download any attachments from an unknown source as they may contain viruses.
- Choose passwords with at least eight characters (including capital and lower-case letters, numbers and symbols) and avoid information that can be easily guessed (e.g. birthdays.)
- Remember passwords instead of writing them down. If students need to write their passwords, they are obliged to keep the paper or digital document confidential.
- Exchange credentials only when absolutely necessary.
- Changing passwords every two months.
We expect all our students to always follow this policy and those who cause security breaches may face disciplinary action:
- First-time, unintentional, small-scale security breach: Verbal warning & Written warning will be given and the student will be trained on cyber security policy (Behavior Policy will be followed).
- Intentional, repeated or large scale breaches (which cause severe financial or other damage): School will invoke more severe disciplinary action (Behavior Policy will be followed).
*The school will examine each incident on a case-by-case basis.