Acceptable Online Use Policy

Milverton Education Online School – Acceptable Use Policy

1. Introduction

This Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) outlines the guidelines and expectations for all users of Milverton Education’s online school platform. This policy applies to students, staff members, parents, and any other individuals granted access to our online learning environment. By using our platform, users agree to abide by the rules and regulations set forth in this AUP.

2. Responsible Use

a. Access: Users are provided access to our online school for educational purposes only. Any unauthorized use, including accessing or attempting to access restricted areas or systems, is strictly prohibited.

b. User Accounts: Users are responsible for maintaining the security and confidentiality of their login credentials. Sharing or revealing login information with others is strictly prohibited.

c. Personal Information: Users must refrain from sharing personal information such as full names, addresses, phone numbers, or any other sensitive data while using the online school platform.

d. Cyberbullying and Harassment: Users must treat others with respect and refrain from engaging in any form of cyberbullying, harassment, or discriminatory behavior. Any such incidents should be reported immediately to the appropriate school staff.

e. Intellectual Property: Users must respect copyright and intellectual property rights. Sharing or using copyrighted materials without proper permission or attribution is prohibited.

3. Online Communication

a. Communication Channels: Users should utilize designated communication channels provided by the online school for academic purposes. Any personal communication between users should be conducted in a respectful and appropriate manner.

b. Digital Etiquette: Users are expected to communicate online in a polite and respectful manner. Language or behavior that is offensive, discriminatory, or disruptive to the learning environment is strictly prohibited.

c. Reporting Concerns: Users are encouraged to report any concerns related to inappropriate behavior, cyberbullying, or safety issues to the appropriate school staff or designated safeguarding lead.

4. Online Safety

a. Online Privacy: Users must respect the privacy of others and refrain from sharing or distributing personal or sensitive information about other users.

b. Internet Safety: Users should follow safe internet practices, including avoiding accessing or sharing inappropriate or harmful content. They should report any encountered risks or concerns to the appropriate school staff.

c. Malicious Software: Users must not knowingly introduce or distribute any form of malicious software, viruses, or other harmful programs that may compromise the integrity of the online school platform.

5. Consequences of Violation

a. Breach of this AUP may result in disciplinary action, which can include, but is not limited to, warnings, temporary suspension of access privileges, or termination of access to the online school platform.

b. Serious violations may be reported to appropriate law enforcement agencies if deemed necessary.

6. Review and Updates

This AUP is subject to periodic review and may be updated to reflect changes in technology, legislation, or school policies. Users will be notified of any significant updates.

By using Milverton Education’s online school platform, users acknowledge and agree to comply with this AUP. Failure to adhere to these guidelines may result in disciplinary action.