Technology Responsible Use Policy

The guidelines below apply to any and all digital devices students may be using in school, including but not limited to laptops, smartphones, mp3 players, ipads, and ipods. Technology Use Guidelines

Technology Use Guidelines

The SreeShanthiAnandVidyalaya School of Chennai uses Information Technology as one way of enhancing its mission to teach the skills, knowledge and behaviors students will need as responsible citizens in the global community. The school's technology infrastructure and network provides extraordinary opportunities to enhance student learning with a variety of technology tools and services. To ensure these resources are always available, it is imperative that all members of the learning community use technology in a manner consistent with our educational mission.

Access to the school network and the Internet is a privilege that is tied to responsibilities. The following guidelines are intended to help individual technology students understand responsible use. The school may restrict, suspend, or terminate any student's access to the school's technology systems and network for not respecting these guidelines.

I. Technology Maintenance

Each student is responsible for the use of school machines and their own technology device. They should treat and use technology responsibly and appropriately. Computers and computer accessories are sophisticated devices that require care and gentle treatment to function properly; if you mistreat your device it will likely run poorly or malfunction. Replacement of these devices will be the responsibility of the student and their family.

A. In rrrthe Classroom

B. Damage

II. Ethical use of Technology

Students may use digital devices in supervised areas including classrooms, the resource room, and the libraries as long as they have a teacher’s permission.

A. Internet

As a mission driven school, the Internet should be used to promote the instructional mission of SSAV

1. The following activities show responsible use of the Internet:

2. The following activities demonstrate responsible use if part of an assigned activity or during breaks or lunch:

3. The following activities are considered irresponsible use of the Internet

C. Communication Tools

D. Monitored Use:

III. Digital Citizenship

The way we use technology tools to communicate information has a powerful effect on our learning community. Responsible use will lead to better, more effective learning while irresponsible use will diminish it. A strong respect for the principles of digital citizenship is essential for us to live our mission at SSAV. These digital citizenship principles apply in school and at home during the school year.

A. Digital Rights and Responsibilities

B. Privacy & Security

C. Digital Etiquette

D. Communication

IV: Consequences

SSAV Technology Responsible Use Agreement

I ___________________ agree to these terms and conditions in the Responsible Use of Technology Policy and promise to abide by the aforementioned guidelines.