Acceptable Use Agreement
and Software Use Agreement
**Have a look at the District Student Code of Conduct **
By following the rules in this agreement, users can prove they are leaders in the safe, smart and respectful use of school property.
|What Users Must Do
- DO follow the rules, guidelines and procedures set down by your class/department/school
- DO act responsibly, safely, and carefully when using school computer resources.
- DO keep your password a secret. Don’t tell anyone.
- DO tell your teacher/technology contact right away if you are having problems with your computer or if it gets damaged.
- DO use only legal versions of software provided by the School District.
- DO be considerate of others when using shared computer resources.
- DO remember that postings to social media can be attributed back to you and often are available permanently online even if you have deleted them afterwards.
- DO abide by regulations and age restrictions on web services
|What Users MUST NOT Do
|DO NOT use school computers for anything that is not related to school unless you have permission from your teacher/administrator in writing. This means you should:
- Never use the school computer for personal entertainment, including playing computer or web-based games.
- Never use the school computer for personal communications not related to your school work. This means no personal email, chat rooms or instant messaging using programs like MSN.
- Never download or stream music for non educational purposes.
- Never share your personal information (name, address, phone number, pictures) or the personal information of others with anyone on the Internet.
- Never agree to meet in person with someone you have met online unless you first have permission from your parent(s).
- Never behave in ways that you know would not be acceptable at school. This includes no swearing, inappropriate comments, bullying, verbal harassment, name-calling, racist or abusive language when communicating via your computer.
- Never do anything with the school computer that you know is not safe or not responsible. Unsafe and irresponsible behaviour includes:
- Never be engaging in online activities that are against the law, including “hacking” and viewing or distributing pornographic content.
- Never be sending spam, computer viruses, chain mail or any other messages which might cause damage or inconvenience to others.
- Never make changes to the computer hardware or software without first asking permission from your teacher or school. Disallowed actions include
- changes to system folders, desktop settings, or software configurations
- change or damage computer equipment or software programs
- copy files, data or programs from the computer’s hard drive or the Internet
- do anything to harm the computer or information stored on it.
The School Board:
- Believes computers and computer-related technology can enhance student learning.
- Will try to provide students with regular access to computer resources for their school work.
- Believes students should use school computers and resources only for their school work. They must do so in a safe and responsible way.
- Has the right to make the rules about how students use school computer resources. The Board has the right to discipline students who do not follow the rules.
- Believes student use of school district computers and other technology is a privilege, not a right. Like all privileges, it can be taken away.
- Believes parents and guardians have an important role to play in ensuring their children use the school district’s computers safely and responsibly.