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Acceptable Usage Policy

Montfort Secondary School Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) for Own Device

Procedures and Information

Innovative Teaching Initiative for 21st Century Learning

Broad Objectives

The focus of the 1-1 Computing at Montfort Secondary School is to provide tools and resources to actively develop the 21st Century Competencies and Outcomes. The use of own devices as a learning tool will lead to positive impacts on learning and teaching. Use of electronic devices in the classrooms transforms the teacher from a director of learning to a facilitator of learning. Effective teaching and learning with electronic devices integrates technology into the curriculum anytime, anyplace.

The policies, procedures and information within this document apply to all electronic devices used at Montfort Secondary School. The use of electronic devices must be in accordance with the following Policies and Procedures.

Table of contents

  1. Terms of Use
  2. Liability
  3. General Device Use & Responsibilities
  4. Using own device within Montfort Secondary School
  5. Managing Files and Work using your device
  6. Legal Propriety
  7. Disclaimer

1. Terms of Use

1.1 Montfort Secondary reserves the right to deny, revoke or suspend specific user privileges and/or take other disciplinary action for violations of this policy.
1.2 The school reserves the right to access any information stored on, accessed from, or used with their own device.
1.3 Students must comply with the Policies and Procedures at all times.

2. Liability

2.1 Students are responsible for their own devices. The school is not responsible for any loss, damage or theft of the electronic devices. The school is also not responsible for any repair or replacement.

3. General Use & Responsibilities

3.1 Students should not loan their device to another student for any reason.
3.2 Under no circumstance should the device be left in unsupervised areas, such as the canteen, the school library and unlocked lockers and classrooms.
3.3 The device must be brought to school each day in a fully charged condition. Students are responsible for keeping their device’s battery charged for each school day.
3.4 Students who repeatedly leave their devices at home, or bring the devices without charging them will be given a maximum of three warnings by subject teachers.
3.5 Subsequent violations of policy 3.4 shall result in disciplinary actions being taken. The student may still be required to complete hand-written assignments.

4. Using your device within Montfort Secondary School

4.1 The school reserves the right to access any information stored on, accessed from, or used with your device.
4.2 Sending, accessing, uploading, downloading or distributing inappropriate materials is strictly prohibited.
4.3 Sound must be muted at all times unless permission is obtained from the teacher for instructional purposes.
4.4 Students may use an ear-piece to listen to audio permitted by teacher for instructional purposes.
4.5 Students are responsible for their behaviour and communication on the school’s network via their device.
4.6 Students are strictly disallowed from using school’s network to engage in transmission, receiving, or possession of inappropriate materials of any kind, such as, software pirating, peer to peer file sharing, and/or intellectual property violations.
4.8 Students’ account (Username and password) should be kept confidential and is non-transferable.
4.9 Students are to respect proper net etiquette at all times, such as, not engaging in cyber bullying or carrying out plagiarism (copying).

Cyberwellness

  • Sending mass emails (spamming) or email that is deemed inappropriate
  • Gaining access to other student’s accounts, files, and/or data.
  • Use of anonymous and/or false communication such as MSN Messenger, Yahoo Messenger.
  • Providing personal information, for any reason, over the internet. This includes, but is not limited to, setting up internet accounts including those necessary for approved chat rooms designed for learning and email.
  • Students should not publish or transmit material intended to harass or demean recipients.
  • If a student should receive email containing inappropriate or abusive language or if the subject matter is questionable, he should take a ‘screen capture’ and inform subject teacher for follow-up.

5. Managing Files and Work using your device

5.1 When using the network or school computers, students must follow the directions of school teachers and adhere to school policies.
5.2 If a student should receive email containing inappropriate or abusive language or if the subject matter is questionable, he should take a ‘screen capture’ and inform subject teacher for follow-up.
5.3 Unauthorised use of games, videos, movies, while on the school network or using school property is strictly prohibited.
5.4 Students who are caught engaging in unauthorised activities using their devices will be meted with appropriate punishments.

6. Legal Propriety

6.1 Comply with trademark and copyright laws and licence agreements.

7. Disclaimer

Montfort Secondary School does not provide any warranties, expressed nor implied, concerning the network, Internet access, and electronic resources it is providing. Further, Montfort Secondary School will not be responsible for:

1. The accuracy, nature, quality or privacy of information stored on local servers or devices or information gathered through internet access.
2. Any damages suffered by user (whether the cause is accidental or not) including but not limited to; loss of data, delays or interruptions in service.
3. Unauthorised financial obligations resulting from the use of Montfort Secondary School electronic resources.

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