A wireless student network for internet access using student owned personal electronic devices is available at Crescent Heights High School. Access will be on a voluntary basis. The focus of this project is on student learning and places responsibility on students for appropriate use and behaviour. This project represents a significant opportunity for students to personalize their learning by choosing with their parents and teachers appropriate technology to support their learning needs.
Students must understand that the use of electronic devices at school must contribute to and enhance possibilities for learning. Students who misuse or who are unable to fulfil these expectations will have their access to the LAWN removed. The use of electronic devices at school must not interfere with the day-to-day operations of the school and cannot interfere with student learning.
As with any personal belongings that a student brings to school, the school cannot be responsible for electronic devices that are lost, stolen or damaged.
Prohibited Activities on Computers in the School’s Computer Lab
CBE Administrative Regulation 1062 | Responsible Use of Electronic Information Resources sets out very clear guidelines and expectations to ensure responsible and appropriate use of Calgary Board of Education electronic information and resources. There are certain activities that are prohibited in the computer lab. They are:
- Intentionally wasting limited resources such as:
- playing games or visiting Internet game sites
- participating in “chat” unless it is teacher directed
- downloading of any software
- installing software on any network computer
- printing without paying for the copies unless approved by the teacher supervisor
- Sending or displaying offensive messages or pictures
- Using obscene language
- Harassing, insulting, or attacking others
- Damaging computers or computer networks
- Violating copyright laws
- Using other people’s passwords or accounts
- Trespassing in other people’s folders, work, or files
- Employing the CBE network for commercial purposes
Students involved in prohibited activities on our network will have their network privileges suspended.
Acceptable Use of Electronic Information Resources
The privilege to use CBE devices, networks, or personal devices on the CBE Network, is dependent on the level of responsibility shown by individual students. It is our intent to have all students accessing these tools for learning on an on-going basis. The following acts and prohibited sites constitute inappropriate use and may endanger students, and/or possibly damage the network, hardware, and/or software.
Prohibited acts include:
- Accessing school network using a student device.
- Use of someone else’s CBE account or access to network.
- Sending or displaying offensive messages or pictures.
- Using obscene language.
- Harassing, insulting or attacking another person or their reputation.
- Trespassing in other people’s folders, work or files.
- Accessing, posting, sending or downloading of inappropriate material.
- Assuming the identity of another person to gain information.
- Viewing web pages through a proxy server.
- In any way moving, opening hardware or computer accessories.
- Any attempt and/or threats to harm a person.
- Plagiarism of online content.
- Posting, publishing, circulating or distributing personal information about oneself or others without the supervision and consent of a staff member.
- Sharing of usernames and passwords for other people to use.
- Use of technology or the network to access sites/software not approved by staff.
Each issue related to inappropriate use is dealt with on an individual basis and breach of policy may result in: loss of computer/personal electronic devices and/or network access privileges; School based disciplinary consequences as per posted user agreement, including suspension; removal of material from all student drives; Police intervention and/or legal action.
Students and parents should be aware that the CBE maintains electronic logs of computer activities to ensure the safety of students and to protect the learning environment. All CBE network accounts are subject to reasonable search. Users of the CBE network are not anonymous. Be aware that CBE computers and drives have monitoring software enabled. This allows school staff to monitor use.