•  Technology
     
    General Usage (See policy: 5150 Acceptable Use)
    Access to the technology at St. Odilia School has been established for educational purposes. The use of St. Odilia School’s electronic technologies is a valued resource to our community. All electronic technologies must be used in support of the educational program of the School. This access may be revoked at any time for abusive or inappropriate conduct related to the use of electronic technologies.
     
    Unacceptable Uses
    Users shall not engage in any activity that disrupts or hinders the performance of the School’s electronic technologies. Specifically, the following uses of the School’s electronic technologies are considered unacceptable:
    1. Users will not use the School’s electronic technologies to access, review, upload, download, store, print, post, receive, transmit or distribute obscene, abusive, profane, lewd, vulgar, rude, inflammatory, libelous, threatening, disrespectful, or sexually explicit language or images.
    2. Users will not use the School’s electronic technologies to knowingly or recklessly post, transmit or distribute false or defamatory information about a person or organization, or to harass or bully another person, or to engage in personal attacks, including prejudicial or discriminatory attacks.
    3. Users will not use the School’s electronic technologies to engage in any illegal activity or violate any local, state or federal statute or law.
    4. Users will not physically or electronically vandalize School technologies or use the School’s electronic technologies to vandalize, damage or disable the property of another person or organization.
    5. Users will not use the School’s electronic technologies to gain unauthorized access to information resources or to access another person’s materials, information or files without the implied or direct permission of that person.
    6. Users will not use the School’s electronic technologies to post information in public access areas regarding private information about another person. Users will not repost a message that was sent to the user privately without permission of the person who sent the message.
    7. Users will not attempt to login through another person’s account or use computer accounts, access codes or network identification other than those assigned to the user.

    Filter
    With respect to any of its devices with Internet access, the School will employ technology protection measures during any use of such devices by minors and adults. The technology protection measures utilized will use best efforts and industry standard approaches to block or filter Internet access to any visual depictions that are obscene, violent, pornographic, or harmful to minors.

    The School will educate students about appropriate online behavior, including interacting with other individuals on social networking websites and in chat rooms and cyberbullying awareness and response.

    Zero Expectation of Privacy
    By authorizing use of the School electronic technologies, St. Odilia School does not relinquish control over content or data transmitted or stored on the network or contained in files. Students should expect zero privacy in the contents of files on the School’s electronic technologies.

    Parents’ Responsibility
    Outside-of-school, parents bear responsibility for the same guidance of Internet use as they exercise with information sources such as television, telephones, radio, movies and other possibly offensive media. Parents are responsible for monitoring their student’s use of the School’s educational technologies, including school-issued devices, email accounts and of the Internet if the student is accessing the School’s electronic technologies from home or through other remote location(s). 

    iPad Program (See policy: 5152 St. Odilia iPad Program)

    Students in grades 5-8 have the privilege of using a school-issued iPad to enhance the education experience. In addition to the items below, a full list of expectations can be found in School Policy 5152: St. Odilia iPad Program. School policies can be found on the school website.

    • Students should only use the school-issued iPad in ways that are educational, appropriate, and meet St. Odilia expectations regardless of where it is used- school, home, or other places.
    • Students should bring iPad to school charged to at least 75% capacity.
    • Students should not use or handle any other student’s iPad without consent.
    • A damaged or missing iPad should be reported immediately to a teacher.
    • Students are not allowed take pictures or video with the iPad camera unless it is for an educational purpose and been approved by a teacher or staff member.
    • Students should never post pictures or video taken with iPad camera any public capacity without expressed consent from a staff member.
    • The iPad is subject to inspection at any time by a staff memberStudents in violation of any iPad policy may lose access to applications and/or the iPad itself depending on the severity of the consequence.
    • Students in violation of any iPad policy may lose access to applications and/or the iPad itself depending on the severity of the consequence. Alternative assignments may be required if a student loses iPad privileges.

    Google Apps for Education (5151 Student Code of Conduct for Google Applications)
    Google Apps for Education is a special account-based service that has several useful features for students and will be utilized in grades 3-8. The free tools provided by Google are available to students at school and at home online through the stodiliaschool.org domain name. Some tools may be available offline. It does not matter whether a student is working on a Macintosh or a Windows-based computer. These tools help students keep organized, prevent lost homework, and allow students to work individually or collaboratively on school assignments. When using Google Apps and Tools, students work in a safe environment because assignments and other types of communication can only be shared within the stodiliaschool.org domain. In order to participate in an assignment, a student must have an account at the docs.stodiliaschool.org website and the creator of a document must share it with the other students involved.

    Google Apps for Education also includes a stodiliaschool.org e-mail account. This account can only be used to send and receive e-mails to other people having accounts within the stodiliaschool.org and stodilia.org domains. That eliminates the possibility of inappropriate e-mails being sent to students by outside businesses and spammers. The e-mail accounts are filtered for inappropriate language and monitored by school staff. Students and teachers should be aware that any account may be opened and inspected by St. Odilia system managers at any time.