Responsible Use of Technology
Friends' Central School encourages the use of technology to enhance and support student learning. Students need to exercise responsible behavior when using technology and understand that by using any device on campus you are expected to adhere to the community values.
FCS Students Should:
- use technology only for approved academic purposes during class time
- be responsible for all work done on their account and device. Thus, sharing passwords and devices is strongly discouraged. (NOTE: sharing with parents is encouraged!)
- be aware of copyright, trademark and fair use law
- only use school email for school/academic purposes
- only take pictures, video, and audio of community members after permission is granted
- check school email and LMS accounts daily
FCS Students Should Not:
- attempt to harm, disable or remove data, devices or configurations
- Impersonate another person online. This includes, but is not limited to: logging into an internet-based account as another person, posting material in the names of another person, or changing settings in another person's internet based account.
RESPONSIBLE USE OF COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY
Friends’ Central School students use computer facilities on campus to support learning and research and for communication and collaboration. Use of FCS computers and network privileges, including connection to the Internet, requires responsible behavior. Acceptable use must be ethical, legal and considerate. Students must respect the work of others, respect shared resources and observe individual rights to privacy and to freedom from harassment.
FCS students should:
- Use resources only for academic or authorized administrative purposes.
- Protect passwords from unauthorized use. A student is directly responsible for all account activity.
- Access only information that is his/her own, publicly available, or to which he/she has been given access.
- Use only legal versions of copyrighted software.
- Be considerate of others: avoid monopolizing computers or overusing data storage or printers.
- Use personal email moderately and responsibly.
- Use their school-assigned email address in conjunction with web sites and services that are considered appropriate based on the terms of the Acceptable Use Policy.
FCS students should not:
- Use or attempt to decode another person’s password of files, or otherwise seek to circumvent or subvert system or network security measures.
- Attempt to harm, disable or remove data, devices or configurations.
- Download or play computer games except with faculty approval.
- Use systems for gambling, selling, shopping, mass mailing, political purposes, or chain letters.
- View, obtain or distribute suggestive, pornographic, or violent material.
- Use mail or messaging services to harass or intimidate another person.
- Use profanities or inappropriate language.
- Use proxy sites to bypass the school's Internet filters.
- Use the Friends’ Central name, logo, seal or any variation thereof, in any publication, either electronically or in print, without the express written consent of the School.
- Access discussion or communication-based web sites (e.g. discussion boards, blogs, chat rooms, and the like) while on Friends’ Central’s campus, unless it is directly correlated with a school program and they have been given permission to do so by a member of the faculty and staff.
- Create an online account of any kind on behalf of another person.
- Impersonate another person online. This includes, but is not limited to, logging into an Internet-based account as another person, posting material in the names of another person in an Internet based environment, and changing settings in another person’s Internet-based account.
FCS reserves the right to examine any files, e-mail messages, logs or other media residing on the School network facilities or any publicly accessible web site for purposes of enforcement of this policy and to protect its systems and networks from systems, users and events that threaten to degrade its operations.
Unacceptable use of Friends’ Central School’s computer facilities undermines our community and its mission. Disregard for proper use of the system will have serious consequences, possibly including loss of network access privileges and/or suspension or expulsion. Parents are advised to consider these guidelines for their children’s computer use at home.