Acceptable Use Policy
Technology resources are among the many tools used to support learning at Robla. Our Acceptable Use Policy
outlines the practices and expectations required to ensure that Robla technology is used in a responsible, ethical, and legal manner.
Acceptable use includes:
- Using computer or network equipment for classroom activities or projects, this includes connecting to other systems and computers through the Internet
- Sending and receiving e-mail related to school activities
If someone fails to adhere to the acceptable use policy
, access to technology resources may be revoked. Unacceptable use includes:
- Using profanity, obscenity, or language which may be considered offensive or abusive to someone else
- Violating copyright laws which include copying commercial software and copying/printing material that is considered restricted or proprietary
- Giving out individual passwords or using another individual’s password
- Reading, copying, or modifying another person's e-mail or files without prior consent
- Loading or modifying software without consent of a staff member or local school administrator
- Knowingly sabotaging computer or network equipment, this includes disabling certain operating system functions or network configurations, or bypassing filters and safety features
- Using the computers or network for any type of illegal activity or personal gain
- Students may not use computers or the network without permission from a staff member
Parents, staff and students should understand that Robla has implemented measures to prevent access to or download of offensive material. However, due to the dynamic nature of the Internet, there is no fail-safe way to ensure that students or staff are completely isolated from controversial, offensive or questionable content.
Each year, parents and students are required to sign and submit acknowledgement of Robla's internet access and use policy. A signed form must be received before a student will be given access to technology resources.
To download a copy of the parent consent form, see the link below.
Bark for Schools
To better protect students the district also utilizes Bark for Schools
, which allows staff to intelligently monitor student communications within Google for Education, and receive alerts at the first sign of potential danger. With Bark, the district looks for potentially dangerous situations that students may be facing both in and out of school, including:
- Suicidal ideation
- Sexual content
- Threats of violence
For more information about Bark, or to sign up for the parent version, please visit Bark.us
Per state and federal law, the Robla School District adheres to the Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA)
, as enacted by Congress in 2000, to address concerns about children's access to obscene or harmful content over the Internet. These include:
- Access by minors to inappropriate matter on the Internet;
- The safety and security of minors when using electronic mail, chat rooms and other forms of direct electronic communications;
- Unauthorized access, including so-called “hacking,” and other unlawful activities by minors online;
- Unauthorized disclosure, use, and dissemination of personal information regarding minors; and
- Measures restricting minors' access to materials harmful to them.
To ensure CIPA compliance, the district employs a number of devices and services to monitor and filter content to students and staff. These services include, but are not limited to:
The Robla School District Technology Department works tirelessly to protect the overall network infrastructure and to limit the harmful content available to students. For more information about CIPA Compliance, please check out the Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA).
Google for Education
The Robla School District utilizes Google for Education to manage and support Chrome and Chromebook devices used through the district by students and staff. As part of using Google for Education, the district is required to inform all parents of the information that is shared between Google and the district and how privacy is handled.
To review the privacy policies for Education, please click the link belows.