IT Policy
Time 35 mins

Difficulty Beginner
Prerequisites Desktop Basics
Departments Human Technologies
Authors Ross Parker
Groupings Individual
Pairs
Minimum Year Group None

Blurb

The ICHK policy offers you ideas and rules around how to use information technology (IT) safely and sensibly. This unit asks you to reflect on the policy.

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5 mins
What's A Policy?
Getting Started
  • A policy is a written document that tells us how we are expected to act in different situations.
  • Schools use policies in order to help keep us learning, safe, happy and healthy.
  • Governments, companies and other organisations use policies for many of the same reasons.
15 mins
Our IT Policy
ICHK Secondary
  • In 2019 ICHK Secondary introduced a new IT policy to help us all use computers and the Internet more sensibly and safely.
  • You will probably already have signed our IT Acceptable Use Policy Agreement, and so should be familiar with the policy.
  • However, it is always worth reviewing the policy, which you should now do using the graphic below (its far more fun than reading the full text of the policy):
    • Click on the image below to load a larger version, with easier-to-read text.

  • Make sure you have spent some time reading and thinking about the text.
15 mins
Your Thoughts
Evidence
  • In order to show what you have learned here you will produce a 2-minute video monologue, in which you will record yourself speaking to the camera on your computer.
  • The aim is not to produce a perfect, scripted video, but to just talk as if you were chatting with your teacher.
  • You may want to talk about some of the following:
    • What is a policy?
    • Why does ICHK Secondary have an IT policy?
    • What are some important rules and guidelines in the policy?
    • Tell a story about a time you broke the policy, and what went wrong for you.
  • Try to record your video in a single take: don't worry if you make a mistake, just keep talking.

Issah . Shared on 06/12/2018

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Student Comment

I learnt more in depth details about the ICT policies


Teacher Comment

Good connection of the ICT policy to your own experiences. 

Jason . Shared on 01/12/2017

Student Work

Student Comment

In this unit I learnt about what a policy is, all the rules in our ICHK ICT policy and why we have the ICT policy. I learnt from the policy that we are actually allowed to use our computers anywhere on the 1st floor in C block at 2nd break, not just the IT room.


Teacher Comment

Jason, well done on completing another unit. This one is not so exciting, but hopefully it will help you use your laptop sensibly. You make an excellent point that the policy lays out the rules so that you know if you are breaching the rules or not. This makes life fairer, clearer and easier for everyone. At the same time we don't want to define every possible rule, but also want to encourage people to be sensible, wise, kind and responsible. Keep up the excellent work.

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