Internet Monitoring Policy:
Leeds City Council will monitor all Internet activity of users of Leeds Learning Network and users of Leeds Libraries for the purposes of providing safe Internet access to the membership. Information recorded as part of this automated monitoring process includes user identification, computer address, domain names of websites visited and blocked, duration, date and time of visits, and URLís of files and objects requested, blocked and downloaded from the Internet.
Users must be aware that monitoring may reveal sensitive data about them, for example visits to websites which details the activities of a particular political party or religious group might indicate the political opinion or religious belief of that staff member, or self-help or health advice sites might identify a physical or mental health condition. By accepting the usage and monitoring policy when logging into and carrying out such activities using Leeds Learning Network and Leeds Libraries Internet access facilities, all users consent to Leeds Learning Network processing any sensitive personal data about them; this may be revealed through monitoring. All monitoring data collected will be kept secure and private within the system and its use compliant with UK access monitoring and reporting laws.Processing of monitoring data:
Sharing of monitoring data with third parties:
Monitoring Data Retention Policy:
Acceptable Use Policy
The Council believes the educational and informational benefits of Internet access and use of email in schools, libraries and life-long learning centers far outweigh the possible risks and that good planning and management will ensure appropriate and effective use.The statutory curriculum expects pupils to learn how to locate, retrieve and exchange information using ICT. Access to life-long learning and employment increasingly requires computer and communications use and the public and staff need to develop life skills in their use. Leeds City Council Director of Childrenís Services is ultimately responsible for ensuring the safety and wellbeing of all Children in Leeds.
In terms of lawfulness, Internet users shall have regard to the varying laws which have an impact of the use of such facilities. Such laws include (but are not limited to) The Data Protection Act 1998, The Defamation Act 1996, The Obscene Publications Act 1964, The Computer Misuse Act 1990 and The Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1998, The Human Rights Act 1998.
You must not create, copy or exchange information which belongs to someone else in contravention of copyright or other intellectual property laws (such as music, video or software).
You must not use Leeds Learning Network facilities to threaten, bully, coerce, abuse, groom, spoof or fraudulently obtain information or goods.
All e-mail is automatically checked for inappropriate language and content by the managers of Leeds Learning Network and designated managers within each Leeds Learning Network access point (Schools, Libraries, Adult Learning Sites etc).
Neither the access point nor Leeds City Council shall be liable under any circumstances for any injury, distress, loss or damage incurred by users, which may arise directly or indirectly from use of the Internet facilities, the use of e-mail, or from other users' unauthorised use of those facilities or e-mail.
Internet Access Filtering and Blocking
Authorised users log on with a unique username and password provided by the managers of Leeds Learning Network. Individuals are responsible for their own password security.
Automated filtering software used as part of Leeds Learning Network contains a number of lists (or categories) of Internet addresses (URLs) that can be marked as allowed or denied, appropriate to the relevant Key Stages and in accordance with Leeds City Councilís Equal Opportunities Policy and the annual ISP Safety accreditation by BECTa, the British Education Communications and Technology Agency.
Some example filtering categories are:
The automated filtering systems used are aware of more than one billion unsuitable URLís, however, no automated filtering system can be completely effective on its own and a combination of approaches is needed. It is acknowledged that adequate supervision is essential, especially when minors are using the Internet.Return to login page