KSS Interim Internet Policy (Wireless)
The guidelines set by the School District Internet Access and Network Citizenship Policy (Board Policy 5056) will be expected to be followed. Staff and students should understand that certain abuse of these guidelines will be addressed through the Code of Conduct.
Classroom rules and guidelines must be followed regarding electronic devices.
Access to the School District 69 (Qualicum) network shall be for educational purposes only.
Staff and Students shall have no expectation of privacy once they have been authorized to connect to the School District’s electronic network.
School District 69 and Kwalikum Secondary School will not accept any responsibility for lost, stolen, or damaged personal electronic devices. In addition, School District employees will not be responsible for repairing or trouble shooting any personal electronic devices.
Any abuse or misuse of Kwalikum Secondary School’s Internet Policy (Wireless) will be dealt with through the school’s Code of Conduct.
At the May 2007 staff meeting, a decision was made to allow blocking of any website deemed to be a nuisance. The definition of a nuisance website is a website that is identified by students, teachers or the school administration as a constant distraction to students who are supposed to be doing work in class.
What to Do If Your Account is Disabled
If your account is disabled see Mr. Terpstra. You probably have an idea why it was disabled, but if not he will tell you, and let you know when it can re-instated. Please note the re-instating the account does not happen automatically - you have to remember when to ask and go and find Mr. Terpstra and request that it be re-instated.
There are two ways your account can be disabled. One is that you simply can't log in. The other is that you can log in but not access the internet. The extent to which you account is disabled depends on which rule was broken.
Network, Computer and Internet Use Guidelines
Note: E-mail is not private at KSS. Teachers and administrators have the right to look at your email messages when you write or receive them here, and they are subject to the acceptable use rules. If you want your email to be private, access it outside of KSS.
- Logout of the network whenever you leave your workstation.
- Ensure that your work-space is clean and your chair is pushed in before you leave.
- Treat all equipment with care.
- Inform your teacher or the network administrator if something is wrong with your workstation. Do not attempt to fix it yourself.
- Respect other people's privacy. Never read other people's mail or files. Keep your own personal information private - do not post information anywhere on the internet which would allow someone to trace you to your residence or school.
- Clean up the files on your P: drive regularly. You are limited to 50MB of disk space. If you exceed this some programs will stop working and you will not be able to save your work - this can be frustrating. If you need more disk space for a legitimate purpose, please see the network administrator.
- Do not waste paper - you are limited to 50 sheets of paper per semester. If you run out you can purchase more paper at $.10 per sheet from the network administrator or the Resource Centre.
- Change your password frequently, and keep it secret from other students.
(If you ignore these rules you will lose your network and/or internet access!)
- Sending, receiving, storing,downloading, publishing or accessing data that is:
- Racist or hateful.
- Profane (i.e. contains swear words)
- Obscene or pornographic.
- Related to computer viruses, computer security violations or ‘hacking’.
Note: a teacher may occasionally give permission to view the above materials for teaching purposes eg. viewing a racist web site in Social Studies, or a virus encyclopaedia for Information Technology. Such access is permitted only under direct teacher supervision.
- Harrassment or Bullying - see SD 69 Board Policy 6190 Harassment
- Playing any form of game.
- Participating in a forum containing inappropriate subject matter (see above), or participating in any forum during class time. Note that students on spare blocks may not participate in forums.
- Sending network messages (eg. using net send).
- Wasting resources such as paper, toner, or internet bandwidth.
- Downloading files without permission from a teacher or the network administrator.
- Using any form of chat, MSN Messenger, or ICQ.
- Using anyone else’s account with or without their permission.
- Bringing food or drink into a computer lab.
- Damaging any computer or networking equipment, either hardware or software, or attempting to fix a problem on a computer without permission from a teacher.
- Accessing internet radio stations, or streaming audio or video, unless asked to by your teacher.
- Using any form of threatening, obscene, harassing, abusive or inappropriate language on-line.
- Violating any Canadian copyright laws.
- Accessing or attempting to access ("hacking") any data on a secure network or computer, or using the network to harass other users or infiltrate a computer or computing system.
- Installing software on a computer without permission from the network administrator.
- Violating the privacy of any individual.
- Changing the hardware or software of a computer without permission from a teacher, such as moving a mouse from one computer to another, or setting up a computer to be a web server.
- Committing, or attempting to commit via the Internet any act considered illegal in Canada or British Columbia.
- Publicizing your home address or phone number or any picture of yourself that would allow someone to trace you.
- Lending your account to anyone else, including another student.
Note: If you walk away from a computer that is logged in to your account, or allow anyone to access your account, or are simply careless with your password, any activities that subsequently take place on your account are your responsibility.