Chrome Code for Chromebook Usage

TKA Chrome Code


  • Chromebooks are owned and supplied by TKA and pupils are custodians of them.
  • They must be treated with respect and care.
  • The main purpose of issuing Chromebooks is to enhance learning and this should be the focus of activities they are used for.
  • As much as possible, any personal (non-school related) communication should be done on other devices.
  • Emails should be of a professional standard.

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 to minimise the chance of you dropping it.
  • Keep food and drink away from the Chromebook.
  • If you are eating, 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 should lose your planner).

Classroom Etiquette

  • 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.

Software use

  • 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.
  • Non-educational 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 to a member of the teaching staff.