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The Winnipeg School Division recognizes that telecommunications and other new technologies change the way in which students can access information and educational resources. The Winnipeg School Division also acknowledges that access to on-line information resources, including the Internet, is a fundamental right of all participating citizens in a free and democratic society.
Students are responsible for good behaviour on school computer networks just as they are in a classroom or a school hallway. As communications on the school network are often public in nature, general school rules for behaviour and communications apply. These expecations are outlined below in our General Use Guidelines and on the Winnipeg School Division's Acceptable Use of Technology page.
Resources to help students understand some of the dangers of the Internet as well as tips to help ensure your safety online are available by clicking here.
You can visit this web site for information on "Netiquette" (network etiquette) and the do's and don'ts of online communication: http://www.albion.com/netiquette/index.html
General Use Guidelines
Any use of the Internet for commercial purposes, advertising or political lobbying is prohibited.
Network accounts are to be used only by the authorized owner of the account. The sharing of passwords is prohibited.
All network users shall not seek information on obtaining copies or modified files, data or passwords belonging to other users, or misrepresent other users on the network.
All communications and information accessible by the Internet shall be assumed to be private property. All copyright issues regarding software information and authorship must be respected. The unauthorized copying or transferring of copyrighted materials may result in a loss of network privileges.
Malicious use of the network to develop programs that harass other users, infiltrate a computer or computer system and/or damage the software components of the computer or computer system is prohibited.
Hate mail, harassment, discriminatory remarks and other anti-social behaviours are prohibited on the network. All users of the school network shall use language appropriate for school situations.
The access or downloading of inappropriate materials, text files or files dangerous to the integrity of the local area network is prohibited.
Schools are encouraged to produce or publish web pages to share students’ accomplishments, school goals, objectives and relevant school information. The development, expansion, revision to a school’s web site must be authorized by the school principal.
No student addresses, phone numbers or individual photographs linked to student names may be published under any circumstances.
Any violation of these regulations will be considered grounds for disciplinary action, loss of computer lab privileges, and/or appropriate legal action.