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gambling, militant/extremist material, hate speech, etc.) that is inconsistent with ASB’s
mission. Users may not access, store, share or display such information.
• Any malicious attempt to harm or destroy school technology equipment or materials, the
data of another user, or any of the institutions or other networks that are connected to
the internet is prohibited.
C. Communication Tools
• Each teacher will have specific policies regarding the use of technology in their
classrooms. These will include both handhelds (smartphones, tablets, etc.) and your
laptop. These policies should be respected at all times.
• The primary purpose of ASB Outlook email is for school related communication that
serves the teaching and learning at ASB.
• Students may not send an email to (or “spam”) a class, an entire grade level or any group
within the school. Such communications should be processed through a faculty member
and/or posted in school announcements.
• Students may use age appropriate social networks to communicate responsibly with
peers. However, we recommend that personal email addresses, and not school email
addresses, should be used to create accounts with social media sites that the students will
continue to use upon leaving ASB.
D. Monitored Use
• Email and other uses of electronic communication systems by students shall not be
considered confidential and may be monitored at any time by designated staff to ensure
appropriate use of educational or administrative purposes.
III. Being a Good Digital Citizen
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 ASB.
A. Digital Rights and Responsibilities
• Forgery or attempted forgery of email messages or other electronic documents
• Reading, deleting, copying, or modifying the electronic documents of other users
• All research and multimedia artifacts used in academic work, must follow copyright and
fair-use guidelines and be properly cited, including information from the Internet.
• There must be no copyright law violations with regard to software or multimedia.
Information about fair use, creative commons, and royalty-free material can be acquired
from teachers, librarians, or tech office staff.