II. Ethical use of Technology
Students may use digital devices in supervised areas as long as they have a teacher’s permission.
As a mission driven school, the Internet should be used to promote the instructional mission of KISJ.
1. The following activities show responsible use of the Internet:
■ Web-based learning applications
■ Educational learning networks
2. The following activities demonstrate responsible use if part of an assigned activity:
■ Listening to music
■ Watching movies or videos
■ Educational use of online games
■ Downloading media from the Internet
■ Online gaming and downloading music/videos/software from the internet.
3. The following activities are considered irresponsible use of the Internet
■ The Internet contains information that is inconsistent with KISJ's mission (e.g. pornographic materials, vulgarity, gambling, militant/extremist material, hate speech, etc.). Users may not access, store, share, or display such information.
■ Any malicious attempt to harm or destroy school technology equipment or materials, the data of another user, or any of the institutions, or other networks that are connected to the internet is prohibited.
■ Online gaming and downloading music/videos/software from the Internet
■ Utilization of instant messaging, chatting or social networking for purposes of cheating or plagiarism in any method, can be grounds for expulsion from the school.
■ Instant messaging, chatting or social networking during a designated classroom time that has not been designated for electronic social interaction.
■ Watching of movies, or videos, or online games, listening to music, or downloading media from the Internet that is not relevant to the current designated classroom time or that has not been designated for that particular electronic activity.
B. Communication Tools
■ Classroom teacher’s technology policies may vary due to the manner by which they integrate technology into their class. These policies are to be followed.
■ The primary purpose of KISJ Gmail is for school related communication that serves the teaching and learning at KISJ.
■ Students may not send an email (or "spam") to a grade-level of teachers or the entire faculty within the school. Such communications should be processed through a faculty member and/or posted in school announcements. Class distribution lists may be used sparingly for lost item announcements or school related announcements.
■ Students may use age appropriate social networks to communicate responsibly with peers and teachers. Many of these social networks will be designed for specific classes.
C. Monitored Use:
■ E-mail and other uses of electronic communication systems by students shall not be considered confidential and may be monitored at any time by designated staff to ensure appropriate use of educational or administrative purposes.
■ As a rule, KISJ will protect students’ privacy and will treat students’ electronic information as it treats any other student property. However, the school reserves the right to randomly search students’ personal belongings, laptops (personal and school – issued) and school-issued accounts.