Kingston Community School Library

INTERNET USE IN THE LIBRARY

COMMUNITY

The Internet is a free service provided by the Kingston Community School Library and the Kingston District Council.

When logging on to the Internet it is important to read the conditions of use page and understand the code of conduct required when using the machines.

Non-students under 18 years of age require permission from parents or guardians to use the Internet. Staff reserve the right to refuse access to patrons who do not abide with the rules for using online resources within the Kingston Community School Library.

Children are always welcome in the library but we strongly recommend that adults accompany primary age children, as we cannot be responsible for them during out of school hours.

SCHOOL

Special Rules for Kids:

The Internet allows you to discover the world from the comfort of your own home, school or library. However, when you use the Internet, it's really important that you remember the following rules:

Before using your full name, address or contact details, ask your parents or guardians for permission. Ask your parents or an adult for help if you see something you don't understand, or something that scares you.

Don't do anything that makes you feel uncomfortable or unsafe. Never agree to meet someone you've met online unless your parents or an adult go with you. Remember - not everything on the Internet is true, safe or accurate.

In the library, files and games can be downloaded to your USB, however be careful downloading files and games, which are free. Sometimes people can trick you into clicking on a link that sends you into an "unsafe" zone or makes the computer download a virus or spyware.


Special Tips for Parents/Guardians:

Remember that the vast majority of sites are safe, but, just like the real world, the online world contains material that is sexual, violent or simply inappropriate for children.

Wherever possible be with your children when they are on the Internet. Teach your children rules about communicating online. Teach them that not everything they see or hear may be accurate, safe or true.

Computers used by children are regularly watched and monitored and staff try to be as vigilant as possible however there is no substitute for parental supervision.

Filtering software is not used on the public access library computers.

Children are always welcome in the library but we strongly recommend that adults accompany primary age children, as we cannot be responsible for them during out of school hours.


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