Our school computer lab is housed in the library. IBM Pentium computers with Internet access are available to students and staff. Bringing computer disks or CDs from home is PROHIBITED due to the potential for computer viruses.
COMPUTER/INTERNET POLICY -
EAST GARAFRAXA CODE OF ON-LINE CONDUCT
East Garafraxa is committed to providing the students with access to the Internet through the Board’s computer network. The Internet is a rich source of information and opportunities to enhance student learning. However, increased access to the Internet raises issues that must be addressed and understood.
East Garafraxa has adopted a “ Code of On-Line Conduct” which applies to students, staff, and all other users of electronic resources accessed through the facilities of the Upper Grand District School Board.
The Board expects that students will be responsible in their use of the Internet through the facilities provided by the Board.
The Internet is a dynamic educational resource which dramatically expands the classroom by delivering current information, data and images from around the world.
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 monitor the use of computers by students, ultimately, it is the responsibility of the student to guard against unacceptable information.
Failure to observe the guidelines will result in loss of computer privileges and/or other consequences consistent with the board/school policies and procedures.
- Respect computers/hardware
- Safe and respectful Internet browsing consistent with beliefs and objectives of board/school
- Adhere to standards for behaviour
- Promptly reporting to staff any inappropriate Internet Data
- Accessing inappropriate material
- Using the network for unauthorized, inappropriate or obscene purposes
- Plagiarizing or violating copyrights
- Engaging in any form of harassment on the network