The environment is an important aspect of human life. We are interdependent on environment for our survival. We should protect our environment just as we protect our lives. Bal Bharati Public School, Rohini has always had a cautious approach to the environment. We continuously try our best to work for the environment and protect it. The focus of Eco-Club has always been the schemes by which we can work best and in systematical manner for environment. Green day is celebrated to create awareness among the students towards their environment.
Environmental Policy of the school for the year 2016-17
- To create "a clean and green consciousness" among students through various innovative methods.
- To create awareness of biodiversity conservation and local environmental issues among school children.
- Making efficient use of Natural Resources by conserving energy and water.
- Minimization of all type of wastes and promotion of economic utilization of different types of waste that are generated in premises.
- School is striving continuously to promote awareness about e-waste and we also believe in curtailing plastic bags/Polythene bags. Our school is a "No Plastic Zone".
We request all our parents, students and staff to adopt the Policy.
This institution maintains a zero tolerance policy towards child abuse and towards that end, will immediately issue a memo and ask for explanation from any staff/employee/teacher accused of abuse. Child protection policy includes following sub policies:
- Anti Corporal Punishment policy
- Anti Bullying Policy
- School Discipline and Substance Abuse Policy
In today’s world, we are surrounded by electronic gadgets everywhere. As an educational institution, it is the school’s responsibility to provide Internet facilities and IT devices/equipment which will benefit student learning outcomes, and the effective operations of the school.
However, these technologies (some provided partly or wholly by the school and some privately owned by the staff, students and other members of the school community), can also facilitate anti-social, inappropriate, and even illegal, material and activities. The school has the dual responsibility to maximize the benefits of these technologies, while at the same time to minimize and manage the risks.
Thus, we need to have in place, rigorous and effective school Cyber Safety practices which are directed and guided by this Cyber Policy.
It is a complex environment consisting of interactions between people, software services supported by worldwide distribution of information and communication technology.
Owing to the numerous benefits brought about by technology, the cyberspace is a common pool of resources used by students, citizens, businesses, critical information infrastructure and all stake holders.
Information Technology (IT) is one of the critical sectors that rides on and resides in Cyberspace.
We must provide a right kind of focus for secured computing environment and adequate trust and confidence in electronic transactions, software, services, devices and networks.
Cyberspace is vulnerable to a wide variety of incidents, whether intentional or accidental, manmade or natural and the data exchanges in the cyberspace can be exploited for nefarious purposes.
ELECTRONIC CRIME (E-CRIME)
It occurs when computers, or any other electronic communication equipment or devices (such as mobile phones or the internet), are used to commit an offence, are targeted in an offence, or act as storage devices in an offence.
They include (such as desktops, notebooks, and tablets), storage devices (USB and flash memory devices, CDs, DVDs, floppy disks, ipods, MP3 players), cameras (video and digital cameras and web cams), all types of mobile phones, gaming consoles, video and audio players or receivers (portable CD and DVD players), and any other similar technologies
TYPES OF ELECTRONIC CRIME (E-CRIME)
- Fraud & Financial Crimes: Computer fraud is dishonest misrepresentation of fact intended to cause loss. For example, bank fraud, identity theft, extortion, and theft of classified information.
- Obscene or offensive content: The content of websites and other electronics communications may be distasteful, obscene or offensive for a variety of reasons. In some instances these communications may be illegal.
- Cyber bullying: content may be offensive in a non-specific way, harassment directs obscenities and derogatory comments at specific individuals focusing for example on gender, race, religion, nationality, sexual orientation. This often occurs in chat rooms, through newsgroups, and by sending hate e-mail to interested parties. Any comment that may be found derogatory or offensive is considered harassment.
- Threats: Advertisements promising unrealistic products/services (adware) and software that intentionally causes harm (Malware)
- Cyber Terrorism: A cyber terrorist is someone who intimidates or coerces a government or organization to advance his or her political or social objectives by launching computer based attack against computers, network, and the information stored on them.
To build a secured and resilient cyberspace for citizens.
Need of a Cyber Policy:
“To protect information and infrastructure in cyberspace, build capabilities to prevent and respond to cyber threat, reduce vulnerabilities and minimize damage from cyber incidents through a combination of institutional structures, people, processes, technology and cooperation.
This policy applies whenever students are using Bal Bharati Public School Information Technology equipment, services and/or resources, whether such equipment, service and/or resources is being used at school or home.
- Students must not eat/drink near the IT devices.
- Must respect school equipment and should not indulge in moving the IT equipment and/or cables.
- Students must not cause damage to any equipment. If they spot any damage, they must inform the teachers immediately.
- Must not use flash drives or any other external media(Cell phone, hard disk, CD, camera etc.) for the purpose of Saving or transferring the work and Installing new software without due permission from the computer faculty.
- Viewing social media sites/registering on any website/downloading any material for use must be under the strict supervision of the teacher.
- In the computer lab, Internet access is allowed only after permission from computer faculty and the computer faculty reserves the right to check the IDs of the users.
- Students are not allowed to bring equipment such as iPad, iPod, PSP, mobile phones etc. to the school. Any such equipment confiscated from the students will be kept by the school.
- Students must report incidents of Cyber Bullying and misuse of IT resources to their teachers/parents immediately.
- Hacking emails of school staff or others.
WHAT HAPPENS IF A STUDENT BREACHES THE BAL BHARATI PUBLIC SCHOOL’S CYBER POLICY:
If you breach this policy, you will be subjected to Bal Bharati Public School Behavior Management Policy.
- Minor breaches (like installing new software, accessing internet, connecting IT devices without prior permission of the concerned teacher etc.) of this policy will result in the suspension period of two weeks.
- Major breaches (like cyber bullying, identity theft etc.) of this policy will result in the suspension period of up to ten weeks.
- If you behave online in a manner that threatens the well being of another child, student, parent or member of the school community, even if this occurs off-site during or after the school hours, the Principal/VP/HM has the authority to take appropriate action.
- When it is suspected that a personal electronic device such as a mobile phone is used to capture images of a crime (such as an assault), or contains any other evidence of a crime, the device will be confiscated and handed to the police.
- If the Principal suspects an electronic crime has been committed, this will be reported to the Police Department. Where there is a further reasonable suspicion that evidence of a crime, such as an assault, is contained on a mobile phone or other electronic device such as a notebook, computer etc., and the device will be confiscated and handed to the investigating police officer. The police will determine any further action.
- These actions may be taken even if the alleged incident occurs off site and/or out of school hours.
GUIDELINES FOR PARENTS:
- Place the computer in an open area in your home – not in your children’s bedroom.
- Set clear expectations for your children, based on age and maturity.
- Install parental control (content filtering) software.
- Learn internet basics, be approachable and lead by example.
TIPS FOR PARENTS TO AVOID AND IDENTIFY CYBER BULLYING:
- Discuss any changes in mood or behavior with them. If you concerned, help your child to stay connected to friends and family they trust.
- Talk to your child about cyber bullying before it happens.
- Be aware of what your child is doing online and explore it with them.
- Keep the lines of communication open so your child will be comfortable talking about if something is worrying them. Help your child to develop the skills they need to interact online safely and respectfully online. Guide their online activities and help them learn to communicate appropriately with friends and family.
- Help your child to block anyone who sends offensive content. Most social networking services allow users to block and report someone who is behaving badly.
“Cyber bullying won’t stop if it is ignored – you can help by listening to your child and working with them to take control of the situation.”
GUIDELINES FOR STUDENTS & PARENTS TO USE THE INTERNET SAFELY:
- Don’t give out personal information such as your address or phone number.
- Do not share passwords, user names, account IDs or PINs with anyone besides your parents.
- Do not share other people’s personal information or say things that might violate the safety or rights of others, even if you mean it as a ‘joke’.
- Do not leave the ICT devices unattended.
- Don’t become online ‘friends’ with people you don’t know.
- Don’t open emails or attachments from people you don’t know.
- Never arrange to meet someone in person who you have met online.
- If anything you see or read online worries you, tell your parents/teachers about it.
- Never give out personal details in messenger or in personal profiles.
- Remember that people may not be who they say they are.
- Don’t send pictures to strangers.
- Most reputable chat rooms allow you to block messages from a particular sender.
- Be careful about who you share photos with.
- Use social network’s privacy settings so only your friends can see your stuff.
- What you do not do in real life, don’t do on the internet. This includes all kinds of cyber bullying using text, photos and videos.
PARENT AND STUDENTS ACKNOWLEDGMENT BY:
- To gain access to Bal Bharati Public School Information Technology systems, student and parent(s) must read the policy, understand its contents, and sign and return this Parent and Student Agreement page to the school. You should keep the policy for reference.
- This policy and agreement, along with the additions or amendments, will remain in force as long as the student is enrolled at Bal Bharati Public School, Noida.
- If it becomes necessary to add to, or to amend any of the conditions of this policy, parents and students will be advised in writing via the school circular.
- The policy is available for download from the school website.
I have read and understood that Bal Bharati Public School Cyber-Safety Policy, and understand that student internet access is granted for educational purposes according to the conditions stated in this policy. I understand that the internet is a global network of computers, and that whilst Bal Bharati Public School will monitor the student use of the internet, it is not able to control the content, or restrict student access to all controversial or inappropriate materials. I agree that I will not hold the school responsible. _________________ (student’s name) to be granted access to the Bal Bharati Public School IT Systems, and to the Internet.
Parent’s Signature: ______ Date: _______
I have read and understood the Bal Bharati Public School Cyber Safety Policy, and agree to abide by those rules and conditions. I understand that if I do not abide by this policy, my use of Bal Bharati Public School Information technology Systems will be suspended, and that I will be subject to the School’s Behavior Management Policy and the possible repercussions.
Student’s Signature: ________ Date: _________
Note: All the parents and students should sign this document at the time of admission of his/her ward in Bal Bharati Public Schools.
Disaster Management Committee:
- A disaster management committee has been set up in the school for the safe evacuation in case of any calamity. School Disaster Management plan helps school community to remain in a state of preparedness at all times to meet fall out of any disaster.
- Extensive Disaster management exercises are conducted through National Disaster Management Authority. For better safety conditions, two fire alarms/sirens have been installed in Block 2 and Block 3 of the school.
- The School Disaster Management programme (SMDP) was initiated in the year 2008 under the able guidance of the Principal Ms. Rekha Sharma and a core group consisting of Vice Principal, Headmistress I, II & III, Social Science teachers, administrative officer and Physical Education Teachers was formed.
OBJECTIVES OF SDMP
- Identity and manage hazards in school.
- Prepare and respond to emergencies in school.
- Instigates the effects of disaster in school.
Name of Nodal Officer for Tobacco Control : Mr. Pankaj Ahuja
Designation : Junior Accounts Officer
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