Acceptable Use

  • Overview 
    Peabody Public Schools provides a wide array of technology resources for student use. These technology resources are to be used only for educational purposes. The Peabody Public Schools Acceptable Use Policy outlines appropriate use and prohibited activities when using all technology resources and electronic devices as defined by school administrators. Every student and staff member is expected to follow all of the rules and conditions listed, as well as those given verbally by Peabody Public Schools teachers and administrators, and to demonstrate good citizenship and ethical behavior at all times. 
     
    Accounts and Email
    Passwords are private and that I should not share my password with anyone. You are responsible for all activities done through your account. You will not allow others to use your account name and password, or try to use that of others. You understand that you will be in violation of the law if I attempt to electronically capture another person’s password. You understand that it is important to log off the computer at the end of every session so another user cannot use your password.
     
    Language
    You will use appropriate language in your e-mail messages, online postings, and other digital communications. You will not use profanity, vulgarities or any other inappropriate language as determined by school administrators.
     
    Communication
    You will use e-mail and other means of communications (e.g. blogs, wikis, chat, instant-messaging, discussion boards, etc.) responsibly. You will not send or post hate or harassing mail, make discriminatory or derogatory remarks about others, or engage in bullying, harassment, or other antisocial behaviors while in school or out of school.
     
    Network
    You will use Peabody Public Schools computer resources responsibly. You will not search, retrieve, save, circulate or display hate-based, offensive or sexually explicit material. You will not search, retrieve, save or circulate images or information about weapons using any Peabody Public Schools computer resources unless authorized by school administrator/teacher as part of a school assignment.
     
    Data
    The Peabody Public Schools technology staff is not responisble for any data lost while working on a school owned computer. You will store said data on either Google Drive, your H: drive or on an external storage device (ie. USB drive). 
     
    Security
    You will not attempt to bypass security settings or internet filters, or interfere with the operation of the network by installing illegal software, including file sharing, shareware, or freeware, on school computers.
     
    Vandalism
    You understand that vandalism is prohibited. This includes but is not limited to accessing, modifying, or destroying equipment, programs, files, or settings on any computer or technology resource. You understand that you need authorization from a school administrator/teacher to use personal electronic devices that you 
    bring to school, including but not limited to memory storage devices (i.e. USB drives).
     
    Plagiarism
    You will obey copyright laws. You will not plagiarize or use others’ work without proper citation and permission. You will not illegally download materials protected by copyright, including but not limited to music and movies.
     
    Publishing
    You will follow all guidelines set forth by the Peabody Public Schools and/or your teachers when publishing schoolwork online (e.g. to a website, blog, wiki, discussion board, podcasting or video server). You understand that it is unsafe to post any personal information about yourself, including but not limited to your
    name, address, phone number or school. you will not post photos of students with their first and last names on any online site, including but not limited to
    websites, blogs, wikis, and discussions forums, without the permission.