Acceptable Use of Electronic Information and Resources
Simon Fraser students are privileged to have access to a significant number of networked computers with internet access, CBE-supplied email accounts, and network storage for electronic files. The responsibilities that come with this access are spelled out in the Calgary Board of Education’s Administrative Regulation 1062 - Acceptable Use of Electronic Information Resources. The following important points have been excerpted from that regulation:
- In the use of electronic information resources, persons must not harm or attempt to harm any person, whether an individual or a corporation, or their assets or reputation.
- Persons must use appropriate language, and any statements of opinion must be respectful, fair, and not malicious.
- Persons must not plagiarize, and must respect the ownership and copyright entitlements of all persons.
- Persons must keep their account passwords confidential.
- In the use of Calgary Board of Education electronic information resources, persons must not:
(a) use electronic information resources or accounts unless they are authorized to do so;
(b) send or display offensive messages or pictures;
(c) use obscene language;
(d) harass, insult or attack another person or their reputation;
(e) damage, or attempt to damage electronic information resources such as computers, computer systems, data or networks;
(f) ask others to access computers, computer systems, data or networks to support unauthorized use;
(g) use other people’s passwords or accounts,
(h) trespass, or attempt to trespass in other people’s folders, work or files;
(i) intentionally waste resources;
(j) intentionally access, post, send or download inappropriate material;
(k) ask authorized users to make unauthorized changes to information;
(l) assume the identity of another person to obtain information;
(m) use electronic information resources for any illegal or unethical activity; and
(n) use electronic information resources for on-line gambling.
All use of Calgary Board of Education electronic information resources is subject to
(a) monitoring by an authorized person, and
(b) search by an authorized person.
In addition, Simon Fraser students are expected to behave in an equally respectful manner when using computers, or accessing online sites at home or in the community, especially in regards to their treatment of other members of the Simon Fraser community, and the community at large.
Consequences of Violations
Any violation of this regulation, or the principles or expectations set out in it, may result in
(a) loss of access privileges,
(b) student disciplinary measures under Administrative Regulation 6006 - Progressive Student Discipline.
Acceptable Digital Devices
Acceptable student-owned devices are only allowed access to the internet through the school-based wireless network (LAWN). They may only be used for learning purposes as instructed by a teacher. These devices include:
- Handheld Internet-capable devices (i.e. iPod Touch, Sony PSP)
- Smartphones (i.e. iPhone, Blackberry)
- eReaders (i.e. Kindle, iPad)
Care and Responsibility of Student-Owned Digital Devices
It is solely the student’s responsibility:
- to keep devices in a secure location at all times
- to guard against loss, theft or damage
- to provide technical support for devices
- to not allow another student to use his/her device
The school is not responsible for any loss, damage, or theft of student digital devices and will not be held financially responsible for any of the above occurrences.