If you are looking for advice on how to keep your child safe online, or you wish to report an inappropriate online incident involving your child, you may access the National Crime Agency’s CEOP website through the link below:
The school’s policy on ICT usage is available via the link below:
The TKA Chrome Code – Guidance for pupils on usage of their Chromebooks
- Chromebooks are owned and supplied by TKA, and pupils are the carers for them. They should be treated well, as you would treat textbooks.
- Their main purpose is to enhance learning, and this should be the focus of activities done on them. As much as possible, any personal (non-school) communication should be done on other devices. Emails should be of professional standards.
Looking after a Chromebook
- When not in use, the Chromebook should be kept in its protective bag.
- Don’t let the Chromebook get wet or leave it outside.
- When using your Chromebook, be sitting down so that it cannot fall.
- Keep food and drink away from the Chromebook. If you are eating, then the Chromebook should be in its bag. At lunch time, Chromebooks can be used from 1:15 pm onwards.
- Put a name tag in (or on) the slot on the bag. Note down your Chromebook’s number in your planner as well as on a Google Doc (in case you lose your planner).
- Chromebooks should be fully charged for the start of each day.
- Chromebooks should be kept in their bags until the teacher gives permission for them to be taken out and used.
- When out of bags but not in use (for example, when listening to a teacher’s instructions) the Chromebook lid should be shut.
- When the teacher asks for attention, as well as being silent, hands should be off the keyboard and trackpad/mouse.
- YouTube should not be used at break and lunchtime; only in lessons as directed by a teacher.
- Instant messaging should not be used without permission.
- Games should not be played whilst at school. Educational games will need permission from the teacher in charge at the time.
- If anything is encountered that is upsetting, offensive or inappropriate, then it should be reported as soon as possible.