• Technology Code of Behavior

    US History II Riquelme / McBride

    ACCEPTABLE USE OF TECHNOLOGY FOR STUDENTS

    Personal Safety

            When using the Internet, students must never give out their or anyone else's personal information such as first and last name, home address, and phone number etc.

             

            Students must NEVER agree to meet with pen pals unless supervised by a teacher.

     

    Students must report to a teacher or school administrator any

    message they receive that requests personal information, is inappropriate, or makes them feel uncomfortable.

     

    Illegal Activities

    Students are responsible for respecting and adhering to the

    Technology code of behavior, and all local, provincial, federal, and international laws. The onus is on the user to know and to comply with these laws and regulations.

     

    It is unacceptable for any student to attempt to gain unauthorized

    access to anyones network account, a computer network or resource databank.

     

    System Security

            Students must respect the integrity of the computers and networks in the schools, by not altering any hardware, software or writing configurations.

             

            Students must not develop, or activate programs that harass others, or attempt to infiltrate a computer system or alter the software components of a computer or a computer system. These include, but are not limited to viruses, forging e-mail, hacking, and attempting to use administrative commands.

     

            Students who identify a breach of security should report it immediately to the supervising teacher or site administrator.

             

            All diskettes, USB keys and any other media brought from home must be scanned for viruses before use.

             

            Students will only use the network account assigned to them. Assigned passwords must be protected, not shared and should be changed on a regular basis.

     

             

    Any students who looses their passwords, or feel that an unauthorized

    person has accessed their account, must report it to a teacher or school administrator immediately.

     

    Inappropriate Behavior

            Students must not violate the rules that govern the general use of technology and Internet etiquette as outlined in your school handbook (including but not limited to cell phones, digital cameras, PDA's). This might include the following topics: harassment, profanity and threats. Teachers will review these rules including copyright infringement with students on an annual basis.

             

            Students should be supervised at all times when using the class networks.

             

    No electronic devices will be connected in any way (wired or wireless)

    for any reason to the schools computers or network without permission.

     

    Privacy

            Students must respect the privacy of other network users and should not attempt to access or alter the data or e-mail of any other user.

     

    Students will not post private information about another person.

     

    Resource Limits

            Network and Internet accounts are granted to students to further their academic goals. Curricular use will take precedence over other activities.

             

            Students must not use the network for financial gain, for commercial activity, or for any illegal purpose.

     

    Students must respect the rights of other users by avoiding the waste

    of limited resources such as paper, printer supplies, hard drive saving space, band width, and time.

     

    Copyright Infringement

            Students must be aware of software copyright laws.

             

            Students must not download, use, or transmit copyrighted material without written consent of the copyright holder.

     

    Students are responsible for knowing the definition of plagiarism and

    respecting copyright laws when using electronic resources such as CD-ROMS and Internet on-line databases.

     

    Accessing Inappropriate Material

            Students must back out of any site that is transmitting unacceptable information or graphic material. Students should immediately report the accidental visit to the teacher or school administrator. This will protect students against allegations that they have intentionally violated the Acceptable Use Guidelines.

             

            Students must not encourage the use of controlled substances, such as illegal drugs, alcohol, or tobacco. Accessing sites promoting such products is considered an inappropriate use of technology.

             

            Students must not promote or distribute material that advocates prejudice or hatred directed at any ethnic, religious or minority group.

             

            Students must not promote, access, or distribute information that is inconsistent with the philosophy of the Franklin Twp District School Board and the Provincial and Federal Laws.

     

    Downloading, storing, accessing, distributing, or printing files,

    graphics, or messages that are profane, obscene or that use language that is harassing, offends, or degrades others is prohibited.