Computer Use

The Internet is a dynamic, educational resource which dramatically expands the classroom by delivering current information, data and images from around the world. The Internet offers unique opportunities to educate, inform and communicate. Students and staff using the resources of the Internet will develop the ability to access, analyse, evaluate and manage information essential skill in today’s rapidly changing society.

We believe that the valuable information and interaction available to users through the resources of the Internet far outweigh the possibility that users may access material that may be inappropriate and inconsistent with school and community values. While teachers will monitor the use of computers by students, ultimately, it is the responsibility of the student to guard against unacceptable information.

Copies of the complete Upper Grand District School Board Digital Citizenship, which includes the information summarized below, are available in the school office. School administrators will deem what is inappropriate use and their decision is final. Failure to observe these guidelines will result in loss of computer privileges and/or other procedures.

USER RESPONSIBILITIES

Each user will comply with the following conditions:

  • using email and Internet access in support of education and research, and in a manner consistent with the educational beliefs and objectives of the school and Board
  • accepting full responsibility for his/her own exploration of the Internet
  • respecting the privacy of others
  • adhering to school standards of courtesy and behaviour
  • promptly reporting to staff any inappropriate email or Internet data

Unacceptable Practices

  • accessing or distributing inappropriate material
  • using the network for any unauthorized, illegal, inappropriate or obscene purposes
  • using the network for financial gain or commercial activity
  • plagiarizing or violating copyright
  • violating network security
  • accessing, vandalizing, damaging or disabling the property of another user
  • engaging in any form of harassment on the network
  • allowing others the access to personal passwords or accounts
  • re-posting or forwarding personal communications without the approval of the author