We just want to remind students that part of being a good Digital Citizen is abiding by the computer use policies of the district.
Here is a common sense approach to the policy:
- You are at school. The purpose of using and accessing the school’s networks and computers should be related to your education. For example, online gaming that is not related to school or classes should be done off campus on your personal time.
- Using the school network is a privilege, not a right. Your access can be denied at anytime by school administration.
- The District owns all the equipment, which includes your Chromebooks. There is no right to privacy on any of the technology provided by D219. Thus, if you have personal data that you deem private, it should not be on district owned equipment or networks.
You may ask why are there so many rules just to use the computers at school.
Computer use is like getting a driver's license. Rules are created to keep everyone safe and in their own lanes. When students start downloading games or watching personal movies online at school, you begin to congest the highway and create roadblocks for other students and staff from reaching their educational goals.
When you download a large file and play it on the network, it essentially backs up everyone else’s network traffic behind you until the file completes or you disconnect from the online game.
As a good Digital Citizen, being respectful online is just as important as being a good driver!