Technology - Use and Privileges
Security of our computer network is a high priority, as it plays an important role in maintaining stability and reliability. Students are required to report any security problems to the staff member. Any student found knowingly compromising the security of the computer network will be subject to disciplinary measures. When working on computers you must use the computers in a responsible fashion in order to accomplish a specific task set by the teachers. Students must get permission from staff prior to using computers and prior to printing.
Digital Citizenship Plan
The use of technology is an integral part of learning at all CBE schools, as required by the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Program of Studies. The purpose of this acceptable use policy is to ensure that all school owned technology and wireless devices are used responsibly and appropriately by students.
Students are encouraged to use technology to:
- Access, critically assess, and communicate information and understanding
- Seek alternative viewpoints
- Collaborate during inquiry
- Construct personal knowledge and meaning
- Demonstrate understandings
- Organize and manipulate data
- Interact with others
Our Acceptable Use policy describes the ways in which we would like to see students use digital devices and social media for learning. In addition it describes inappropriate uses of digital devices on the network within the centre. Misuse of electronic devices and/or the community school local area wireless network will result in a temporary or permanent loss of privileges.
Electronic devices are only to be used under the supervision of staff knowledgeable with the school’s Digital Citizenship Plan. Students are responsible for ensuring that their personal electronic devices are kept at home or stored safely in their lockers. Personal electronic devices will NOT be used at the centre during school hours. The school does not provide technical support for personal devices and is not responsible for personal devices that are lost, stolen or damaged. We strongly encourage students to clearly label all personal technology and to keep it on their person or to secure it in a
locker when it is not in use.
Students will use devices and/or our network to:
- Demonstrate their understanding of learning outcomes in creative and thoughtful ways.
- Learn how to communicate effectively using a digital device
- Share their achievements and excitement about learning with their parents and peers.
- Demonstrate their learning in a variety of ways.
- Support personalized learning.
- Think critically and build information literacy skills.
- Explore deep questions they have in relation to learning and life.
- Find rich and reliable sources of information that they will learn how to cite and share with others.
- Learn and practice digital etiquette in a compassionate manner.
- Have fair access to an electronic society, in a manner that:
- will support them constantly growing in their understanding of new digital technologies.
- protects their own and other’s privacy, safety and freedom of thought.
- protects their own health and wellness.
The following activities are inappropriate for students or staff in CBE schools using CBE technology and network:
- Sending or displaying content with offensive messages or pictures.
- Using obscene language.
- Harassing, insulting, or attacking others.
- Intentionally damaging computer equipment or the network.
- Violating copyright laws.
- Using other people’s folders, work, or files, or enabling others to do so.
- Allowing others to use your account.
- Trespassing into other people’s folders, work, or files.
- Intentionally destroying other people’s work.
- Employing the CBE network for commercial purposes.
- Using electronic media for plagiarizing.
- Storing and using information for cheating.
- Running an application/program from a “jump” drive or other memory device.
- Posting, publishing, circulating, or distributing personal information about oneself or others without the supervision and consent of a staff member.
- Intentionally using system technology on non-teacher-approved activities such as:
- Playing games.
- Participating in non-teacher-directed chat.
- Participating in online gambling or other gaming activities.
- Downloading software or restricted files (e.g. Exe, Zip, mp3).
- Installing software on any school computer.Excessive or inappropriate printing.
If clarification is required, please contact the school Administration Team.
Please print off a copy of the appropriate agreement – attached to this page – to complete the form indicating your agreement with this policy.