Acceptable Use Policy
Computers are a tool used to support learning and to heighten instruction. Computer networks allow people to interact with computers within the school and with other computers around the world. With the popularity of the Internet growing each day, it is imperative that parents, staff, and students understand that an Acceptable Use Policy
is necessary to ensure that our computers and the network be 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
Failure to adhere to the acceptable use policy
will result in the user’s access being revoked by the local school administrator.
Unacceptable use includes:
- Using profanity, obscenity, or language which may be considered offensive or abusive to another user
- 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 users e-mail or restricted 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
- 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 and users (including staff and students) should understand that steps are taken to mitigate the connection to or the downloading of offensive material. However, due to the dynamic nature of the Internet, there is no fail-safe way to insure that students or staff are completely isolated from controversial, offensive or questionable content.
Every school year, as part of the welcome back packet provided by your child(ren)'s school, parents and students are required to sign and submit an internet access and use policy. A signed form must be received before a student will be given access to the internet and various devices such as iPads and Chromebooks.
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.