HIBH ICT Use Rules and Etiquette - Exhibit C
- Anyone who may have occasion to interact with the ICT of the District will abide by the District policy for acceptable ICT use as detailed in the District's policy manual - Policy HIBH. This policy applies when using District-owned and/or User-owned equipment and services.
In summary, the policy states that access to ICT is viewed as a privilege, not a right. You are expected to abide by the generally accepted rules of ICT etiquette and digital citizenship. These include (but are not limited to) the following:
- Behaviour and conduct expectations are generally the same when using technology as they are when not using technology.
- User electronic information resources in a responsible manner that supports learning and demonstrates exemplary character. Cite sources when using information retrieved online. Plagiarism and copyright infringement are prohibited.
- Be polite. Do not swear, use vulgarities or any other inappropriate language or symbols.
- Do not use the District's or personal ICT for illegal or frivolous activity
- Do not attempt to interfere with the proper operation of District ICT resources.
- Do not play network intensive games, or use messaging
- Do not download excessively large files
- Do not share accounts and passwords with anyone besides a teacher
- Do not use someone else's account
- Do not access sites
or information not suitable for a school environment
- Do not transmit correspondence inappropriate to educational or administrative purposes
- Do not harass other users (e.g., with unwanted messages)
- Do not reveal personal information (yours or others), for example: home addresses, phone numbers, photographs
- Do not participate in any activities that would violate the school handbook policy
- Do not participate in any other inappropriate use or misuse of District ICT
- Do report known security problems and/or inappropriate use
to the teacher of administration/supervisor
- Only District approved software may be installed on district owned equipment
- The District's Technology Department must be notified before hardware is installed or modified
- Web pages must be approved by the school's Principal prior to posting to the School or District websites
- District officials will deem what is inappropriate use, and their decision is final. Use of all District ICT including network and e-mail accounts are monitored, and use of said ICT and accounts implies agreement to such monitoring, even when using user-owned devices. FMPSD may close an account or prohibit use of its ICT at any time for violations.
- Failure to adhere to these guidelines may result in the actions outlined below.
As a result of these or other actions taken, you may be prevented from completing certain tasks or duties dependent upon access to the District's ICT.
- Criminal prosecution as detailed in the computer crimes and ICT provisions of the Criminal Code of Canada.
- Denial of ICT privileges (temporary or permanent)
- Expulsion from a class
- Other penalties or disciplinary actions deemed appropriate by appropriate District personnel
- The District does not employ filters to restrict access to inappropriate Internet sites.
- District officials may access any files, messages, etc. created or modified on District ICT.
Information and Communication Technology (ICT) includes, but is not limited to: Computer Systems - both hardware and software, Data and Voice Networks, telephones, mobilde devices, memory devices, video technology, digital media, Interactive White Boards, video projectors, and any other digital technology.
Hardware is a computer and the associated physical equipment directly involved in the performance of data-processing or communications functions. This includes, but is not limited to: system board, disk drives, keyboard, monitor, printer, digital camera, memory devices, etc.
Software is the instructions executed by a computer, as opposed to the physical device on which they run.