Students are expected to use the school’s computer technology correctly and appropriately. Specific guidelines for students governing the availability and use of the Cainkar Computer Center and the Pilon Learning Resource Center will be fully explained at the beginning of the school year. The misuse of any of the technological devices within these or other areas of the school will be treated as equivalent to lying, cheating, stealing, or vandalism, and the offending students will be subject to appropriate academic and disciplinary consequences. Students who install or store in a computer, hand held calculator, or any electronic storage device any program contradictory to the mission or philosophy of the school or Church or who are in possession of such technology are subject to appropriate academic and disciplinary consequences and to the confiscation of the device (calculator, for example). Students who destroy another’s files, whether they can be restored or not, will be subject to academic and disciplinary consequences. In severe cases, academic consequences may include failure of a course and disciplinary consequences may include expulsion.
A student may access the World Wide Web or the Internet in the Cainkar Computer Center and the Pilon LRC. It is expected that the student will have a specific assignment given by or approved by a faculty member.
Brother Rice provides computers and Internet access as a means of creating an environment where students can learn. Technology, which includes computers, networks, Internet access and peripherals, are a part of that environment.
Students are expected to use the school’s computer technology correctly and appropriately. Transmission of material in violation of any state or federal regulation is prohibited. The Internet provides access to information on computer networks worldwide. Users may occasionally find Internet sites that contain objectionable, adult-oriented, or otherwise inappropriate sites. The user is responsible for his actions and may not access, download or print from these sites. It is not acceptable to use the Internet for personal email accounts or chatting. Violations may result in suspension/expulsion.
The Administrative staff reserves the right to examine all transactions and will determine the appropriate use.
Abuse of the network and/or any form of illegal conduct including any form of vandalism to equipment or software, uploading or creation of computer viruses, and unauthorized access to the files of other users, may result in disciplinary action including revocation of access privileges, possible suspension/expulsion from Brother Rice, and/or appropriate legal action.
Game playing will be allowed with discretion after school. Students working on school assignments have priority over any other student who is not. Authorization is required to use diskettes and CDs. Periods 1-8 will require a pass.
All students must sign the Acceptable Use Policy agreement at the beginning of each school year term.
The School’s Technology/Internet Acceptable Usage Policy is a working document and is not intended to be limited to the above provisions.