Our students have access to more than we ever had with the advent of the internet. With those advantages comes a need to be cautious and to monitor activities.
Please consider the following:
1. Values - our value system is the same, but the landscape has changed. The information on the school network is highly secure and should not be tampered with. It is not a playground for hacking in any way. There have been instances where students have tampered with files of other students and tried to "hack" into our network. It is a violation of privacy and should be respected. We have always taught our young people to be socially responsible and this is another area to be aware of.
2. Character - is what you do when no one is looking. It is illegal to copy any music, videos, or other copyrighted content that is not bought or legitimate. We often "share" our music through ipods and mp3 players but if it is not purchased, it is illegal.
3. Safety - chat rooms, cell phones, my space are social networking sites and devices that have made our children vulnerable to those that don't always have good intentions.