Brigidine College´s Internet And Digital Devices Policies and Procedures

The Internet is a global network of computers and computer networks which may be accessed from a personal computer via a modem or wireless means. As there is a vast supply of information available on the "net" students will need to develop skills in order to use the Internet effectively. Brigidine College operates through the Catholic Education Office Internet system. All students have an opportunity to become familiar with the Internet and to use information on it discerningly and effectively. 


While every endeavour will be made to supervise student use of the Internet there will be times when students are working privately and there will be a remote possibility of accessing offensive material. Therefore all students must take responsibility for acceptable use of the Internet. Students must have written permission to use the Internet. Students who cannot abide by the guidelines in this policy will have their Internet privileges suspended.



These guidelines should be read inconjunction with Sydeny Catholic Schools Acceptable Use Policy and the College's BYOD Policies.

  1. The use of Internet information is to be related to your school work and not for personal business.
  2. To maximise time and minimise cost have a research plan prepared.
  3. It is not allowed to use pseudonyms or to impersonate another person on the Internet.
  4. Be aware that although information may be on the Internet it is not necessarily correct. Therefore it is necessary to check your sources and sites.
  5. Be aware of copyright laws regarding downloading and use of information.
  6. You are expected to be responsible in your use of the Internet and therefore to use appropriate language at all times and not attempt to access or download material considered offensive at this College.
  7. Be aware of your personal safety and do not reveal personal details such as your address and phone number to anyone on the Internet.
  8. Report any problems or difficulties to a member of staff.


The Use of Mobile Phones, Portable Computer Games, Tape Recorders and Cameras in Schools

Extracts reproduced from material prepared by the Legal Services Directorate of the NSW Department of Education and Training (DET)


Mobile Phones:

Mobile Phones are sometimes viewed as enhancing security for students travelling to and from school. But if students use mobile phones inappropriately, e.g. using them whilst on the College campus, in teaching and recreational areas, the following action can include;

    • Confiscating the mobile phone from the individual student until it is claimed by the parent/carer
    • Applying student disciplinary provisions


Portable Computer Games, ipods, ipads and similar devices 

The procedures applying to the inappropriate use of mobile phones apply equally to portable computer games, walkmen, ipods and similar devices.


Listening Devices: is an offence for a person to use a listening device to record or listen to a private conversation, to which the person is not a party.

.....he/she is prohibited from later communicating or publishing any record of the conversation to another person (Listening Devices Act 1984).


Cameras and Video Cameras (Including Mobile Phones with Image Capture Capabilities)

Using cameras (including mobile phones with image capture capabilities) on the College campus, teaching and recreational areas, College functions, excursions etc.: Permission from the Principal must be sought:

  • where photographs may be considered as harrassment, intimidation or threatening.
  • when use threatens or is likely to threaten the safety or well-being of any person.
  • when use is likely to be in breach of any law. (Summary Offences Act 1988)