Presentation on theme: "District networked computers give students access to a variety of educational programs, applications programs as well as the Internet. Providing a safe."— Presentation transcript:
District networked computers give students access to a variety of educational programs, applications programs as well as the Internet. Providing a safe environment for using the Internet is done by educating students about the Internet including the pros and cons of the Internet world.
BP’s Network System Windows NT 4.0 system with 500 PCs connected –OMG!!! Classrooms –Labs and media centers –Administrative and clerical offices BP’s network system is used by our administrators, teachers, clerical staff as well as our students District network – secure system for all users Network system analysts to monitor and manage system – Not private – district property
BP’s Student Guidelines for Computer Network and Internet Use posted in classrooms and labs Guidelines sent home so you may read and discuss with parents
7-8 Student Internet Use BP’s Internet may NOT be used by students: –For email, I-ming or chatting – For business, contests or buying goods –To promote political or religious institutions –To download materials not appropriate for minors or harmful to the network system –Forging, plagiarism or infringing on copyright laws Students may not enter personal or family information on an Internet site.
Network or Internet Violations or Misuse –Warning and / or time off network –Teacher / Administrative intervention –Parent notification / discussion –Removal of network account
Computer application, integration, and information processing are part of BP’s curriculum and the NYS Standards. A parent who has objections to Internet use by their child at school should: Send written notification to bldg. principal Review / discuss objection with teacher When objection persist – an alternative form of instruction that does not include Internet will be used.
Home-School Partnership As with other safety issues, parents and schools together discuss, teach and monitor students on safety issues until they have a better understanding of the environment. Education is a proactive approach! Recognizing a problem or a danger before it becomes a serious one and developing procedures on how to avoid the hazards or pitfalls of the Internet is a joint responsibility of parents, school, students. and the community. Our school has established rules for Internet use at BPMS that all students are expected to follow. Families should to establish ground rules for children using the Internet at home.
If students learn to use technology safely and appropriately, the benefits out weigh the disadvantages!
Review of Guidelines –Computers are to be used for educational purposes –Use your private user ID and password for BP’s network –Do not use another students’ ID –Do not harm network or destroy data of another user –Do not tamper or change computer system setups – Follow copyright laws, do not copy software or other students’ files. –Do not remove district equipment, files, software etc. from their location –Do not upload or create computer viruses