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  • 1. DigitalCitizenshipWilliamsburg’s School Policy
  • 2. Expectations for Students Students are invited to use their personal devices as directed by their teacher for educational purposes only. For example, use of the web browser on a cell phone to lookup information for a class topic would be encouraged but browsing unrelated websites for personal amusement would not. Students are expected to remain on-task while using their personal devices.
  • 3. Privacy Respecting the privacy of others is a critical component of digital citizenship. Taking a picture of a class note or homework assignment may be permitted however, taking pictures or recording video of others without their permission is prohibited. The use of recording devices in change rooms, on the yard or in washrooms is strictly prohibited
  • 4. Responsibility The DDSB is not responsible for lost or stolen devices. Users should clearly identify their devices with labels, engraving and in-device settings. Valuables should never be left anywhere other than in lockers. Users are responsible for maintaining adequate virus protection on their devices
  • 5. DDSB Guest Wireless Access The DDSB-Guest wireless access allows users to access the internet with their laptop or other portable device. The internet content passes through the board filtering service which blocks inappropriate and social networking websites. The guest wireless does not allow access to school printers or network drives. All websites visited are tracked by the board.
  • 6. Personal Devices at School Bringingpersonal devices to school is optional for students. Parents are not obligated to purchase a device for their child. Resources will be provided when required for a learning task as planned by the teacher.
  • 7. DDSB Acceptable Use Policy I will use the computing technology as instructed by my teachers. I may use the Internet when a teacher is present or I have special permission to do so. I will only use computing technology facilities for recreational purposes when I have permission from my teacher. I will never use schools computing technology for Cyber-bullying, visiting unacceptable sites, and/or illegal activity. I may quote another persons work if I acknowledge it in a reference note. I will not buy or sell materials using school computers. I will follow the school rules when using and downloading any files and software. I will keep my password secret and not misrepresent my identity.
  • 8. DDSB Safe Use Policy I will never give out personal information about myself or others on the Internet without my teacher’s instruction. This includes my last name, age, sex, home addresses, telephone numbers, pictures, videos, routes taken to school, parents hours of work, etc. I will only use my first name if I am working with a project where I communicate with other people. I will inform my teacher immediately if I find materials and sites I should not see. I will inform my teacher immediately if I am ever uncomfortable or frightened on the Internet (because another user is not using acceptable behaviour). I will seek help from principals, teachers and parents when someone tries to Cyber-bully me. I will report Cyber-bullying to principals, teachers and parents.
  • 9. DSSB Appropriate Use Policy I will be polite. I will only use language that is acceptable in my school. I will send messages that contain words or information I would write on a classroom blackboard. I will not use the computing technology in any way that will harm the system or another person’s work. I will respect the privacy of others. I will not go into another persons private mail or files or post information about others on the internet without their consent.
  • 10. Misuse and AbuseI may have my computer privileges taken away and have to visit the principal to review my actions. My actions are bound by my school’s Student Code of Behaviour and the board Student Code of Conduct, which states that a student may be suspended or expelled from his or her school
  • 11. Technology Rules No Phones in bathrooms, change rooms, or on the yard No filming or recording without staff permission Phones off at school and stored in lockers No Cyberbullying – Harassment may result in police involvement No intentional breaches of privacy No Hacking – Integrity of District Computer Network and Systems