Grade 6 to Grade 12 – Student Agreement of Acceptable Technology Use (Parent)

  • This policy has been written to inform students, their parents and teachers of the acceptable ways information and communication technology (ICT) may be used at ISY. It includes the safety and security aspects when using a technology device within the School environment as well as bandwidth provision, legal compliance and the facilitated help and service the school provides to students.

    1. Students shall only access the school network (email, file server, etc.) using their own username. It is the student's responsibility to make every attempt to keep their password private and to change it at least every three months.
    2. ISY Google Apps for Education accounts may be used for: Teacher directed activities; Transferring work between school and home; Collaborating on school work.
    3. Printing can be expensive and ecologically unfriendly. Students are to be selective and economical in what and how they print out.
    4. Students are to act responsibly when using the Internet just as they are in a classroom or a school corridor. General school rules apply. Take care of yourself, others, and this place.
    5. Online chat facilities on any device should not be used at school unless as part of a teacher guided activity.
    6. File storage devices used in school are not private. Staff may review files and communications to ensure that users are using the system responsibly and in an organized manner.
    7. Students are encouraged to use a small laptop bag when carrying their personal laptop and peripherals around school. Technology is expensive and students need to take of their equipment by using their lockers to store their devices.
    8. Students must bring their laptops fully charged along with a charger.
    9. The school username and password are not be used for registration on other sites or services.
    10. Students must follow the conditions when using email accounts or other personal email accounts detailed in the Procedures Documentation for Acceptable Student Use of Technology.

    Students are not permitted to:

    • Send or display offensive messages or pictures
    • Use obscene language
    • Harass, insult or attack others when using social networking sites or email
    • Damage computers, computer systems or computer networks
    • Violate copyright laws
    • Use others' passwords
    • Trespass (or attempting to trespass) in others' folders, work or files
    • Intentionally waste resources
    • Intentionally access offensive sites

    Social Media

    Please do the following:

      • Use good judgment
      • We expect you to use good judgment in all situations.
      • You must know and follow the school’s Code of Conduct and Privacy Policy.
      • Regardless of your privacy settings, assume that all of the information you have shared on your social network is public information.
      • Be respectful
      • Always treat others in a respectful, positive and considerate manner.
      • Be responsible and ethical

    Be a good listener

      • Keep in mind that one of the biggest benefits of social media is that it gives others another way to talk to you, ask questions directly and to share feedback.
      • Be responsive others when conversing online. Provide answers, thank people for their comments, and ask for further feedback, etc.
      • Always be doing at least as much listening and responding as you do “talking.”

    Don’t share the following:

      • Confidential information
      • Do not publish, post or release information that is considered confidential or not public. If it seems confidential, it probably is. Online “conversations” are never private. Do not use your birth date, address, and cell phone number on any public website.
      • Private and personal information
      • To ensure your safety, be careful about the type and amount of personal information you provide. Avoid talking about personal schedules or situations.
      • NEVER give out or transmit personal information of students, parents, or teachers
      • Don’t take information you may receive through social networking (such as e-mail addresses, customer names or telephone numbers) and assume it’s the most up-to-date or correct.
      • Always respect the privacy of the ISY community members.


      • Respect brand, trademark, copyright information and/or images of the school
      • It is generally not acceptable to post pictures of students without the expressed written consent of their parents.
      • Do not post pictures of others (students, staff, parents) without their permission.


      • Users should always use the Internet, network resources, and online sites in a courteous and respectful manner.
      • Users should also recognize that among the valuable content online is unverified, incorrect, or inappropriate content. Users should use trusted sources when conducting research via the Internet.
      • Users should also remember not to post anything online that they wouldn’t want parents, teachers, or future colleges or employers to see. Once something is online, it’s out there—and can sometimes be shared and spread in ways you never intended.

    Personal Safety

      • If you see a message, comment, image, or anything else online that makes you concerned for your personal safety, bring it to the attention of an adult (teacher or staff if you’re at school; parent if you’re using the device at home) immediately.
      • Users should never share personal information, including phone number, address, social security number, birthday, or financial information, over the Internet without adult permission.
      • Users should recognize that communicating over the Internet brings anonymity and associated risks, and should carefully safeguard the personal information of themselves and others.


      • Cyberbullying will not be tolerated. Harassing, dissing, flaming, denigrating, impersonating, outing, tricking, excluding, and cyberstalking are all examples of cyberbullying. Don’t be mean. Don’t send emails or post comments with the intent of scaring, hurting, or intimidating someone else.
      • Engaging in these behaviors, or any online activities intended to harm (physically or emotionally) another person, will result in severe disciplinary action and loss of privileges. In some cases, cyberbullying can be a crime. Remember that your activities are monitored and retained by others.

    Examples of Acceptable Use

    I will:

      • Follow the same guidelines for respectful, responsible behavior online that I am expected to follow offline.
      • Encourage positive, constructive discussion if allowed to use communicative or collaborative technologies.
      • Alert a teacher or parent if I see threatening/bullying, inappropriate, or harmful content (images, messages, posts) online.
      • Be cautious to protect the safety of myself and others.

    Examples of Unacceptable Use

    I will not:

      • Use social media in a way that could be personally or physically harmful to myself or others.
      • Engage in cyberbullying, harassment, or disrespectful conduct toward others–staff or students.
      • Try to find ways to circumvent the school’s safety measures and filtering tools.
        Use language online that would be unacceptable in the classroom.

    Student’s Agreement

    I have read this list of guidelines and if I did not understand I asked an adult to explain it. I agree to accept and follow these guidelines as I develop into a responsible, digital citizen.

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  • Parent’s Agreement

    I have read the ISY Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) Guidelines with my child and have discussed with her/him to ensure that these guidelines are understood. I realize that ISY faculty and staff aim to provide the best educationally appropriate online material for my child. ISY will do its best to protect the user from unwanted material or information, but cannot guarantee total protection. I give permission to ISY for my child to use technology tools and the Internet while on school property, and I am responsible for the same guidance at home as at school

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