Students should read and understand these rules, as by following them they will have a better understanding of e-safety. Students are responsible for their own online behaviour and communication and should consider that any breach of the rules will be considered a disciplinary matter.


  • I am encouraged to make use of the internet in support of my work in all subjects.
  • I will not access, create or display any material (images, sounds, text and video) which is likely to cause offence, inconvenience or anxiety to myself and others.
  • I will follow the teacher’s instructions carefully.
  • I will try to work with a friend when browsing the web. I will ask “Is it true?” I will not assume that information published on the web or written in e-mail is accurate or true.
  • I will keep my username and password private. I will not tell anyone.
  • When I use e-mail, I will only write to ‘net pals’ or mentors approved by my teacher in school.
  • I will be careful about what I write. I will not use bad language. I will not write racist, sexist, abusive, homophobic or aggressive words. I will not write things that could upset and offend others. I will not give the school or myself a bad name.
  • I will not give personal information about myself or anyone else, such as addresses, telephone numbers and private details in e-mail or on a website. I understand this could put others or myself in danger.
  • I will not respond to bad e-mail messages. I will let my teachers know immediately if I am sent anything I do not feel comfortable with.
  • I will surf the net wisely. I will not go to sites or download any materials which are offensive, violent or pornographic.
  • I will always respect the privacy of other users’ files.
  • I will immediately report any incident that breaches the rules to a teacher.
  • I know that I can go to www.thinkuknow.co.uk for help.