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ICT Code of Conduct


  1. Students are responsible for good behaviour when using ICT, just as they are in any other part of School. General School rules apply.
  2. All ICT staff must respect the statutory rights of staff and students.
  3. Every staff must respect and maintain the hierarchy in administration.
  4. Every ICT staff must adhere strictly to the official resumption/closing time
  5. Every ICT staff must dress decently and appropriately to work
  6. Every staff must exercise self-discipline and restraint at all times and deal politely with staff, students and the general public.
  7. Be careful when opening attachments and programmes found on the Internet.
  8. All ICT staff must be punctual at his/her place of work and signing of attendance is mandatory. No staff should absent themselves from work except on approval by the relevant authorities
  9. All ICT staff should monitor the Non-ICT staff, students coming into the ICT Centre to ensure, their visit is strictly official.
  10. As users of ICT, students are responsible for their own behaviour and communications. It is expected that they will comply with the high standards set by the school when they are online.
  11. Staff may review files and communications to ensure that users are using the system responsibly. Users should not expect that files stored on servers or in the Cloud would always be private.
  12. Do not participate in ‘chain mails’, no matter how valuable their message may seem. Peace on earth won’t be achieved by bombarding others with e-mail messages.
  13. You may not send out anonymous e-mails or e-mails with an incorrect sender address (spam).
  14. If possible, use a firewall on your pc at home, and regularly install updates of your operating system.
  15. Do not install or activate unnecessary software applications.
  16. Never engage in hacking, cracking, spoofing, defacing, cross-site scripting, portscans, sniffing and denial of service attacks.
  17. Do not use illegal or undesirable software, Software applications such as BitTorrent are not illegal, but the consequences of their use almost always are.


  1. Interfering in any way with another person’s computer, physically or digitally.
  2. Sending or displaying offensive messages or pictures.
  3. Using obscene language.
  4. Harassing, insulting or attacking others.
  5. Damaging computers, computer systems or computer networks.
  6. Violating copyright laws.
  7. Using other people’s passwords.
  8. Trespassing in other people’s folders, work or files.
  9. Intentionally wasting limited resources.


  1. Violations of the rules will result in temporary or permanent exclusion from the School Computer Network.
  2. Additional disciplinary action may be taken in line with existing practice on inappropriate language or behaviour.
  3. When appropriate, police or local authorities may be involved. Remember that access is a privilege, not a right, and that access requires responsibility.