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Acceptable Use Agreement

Acceptable Use Agreement Guidelines

Allen-Stevenson students are expected to act responsibly and ethically whenever using technology, whether for personal or school activities. This document serves as a reminder of the expectations that accompany the privilege of using a laptop or other devices.

Please read the entire document and initial or sign where indicated. Your completion of this agreement indicates your acceptance of the guidelines for using Allen-Stevenson technology.

An Allen-Stevenson student understands that the School owns his laptop and has set up the computer according to certain standards. All students will respect those settings and not make any changes unless authorized to do so, including:

• Establishing no new accounts
• Maintaining Users & Group system preferences
• Maintaining Account & Name settings
• Leaving the following applications and processes inactive:
     - Activity Monitor
     - Console
     - Directory Utility
     - Disk Utility
     - FaceTime
     - Game Center
     - Keychain
     - Messages
     - Terminal
     - Wireless Diagnostics

List of 6 items.

  • Cyberbulling

    It is against the School's Code of Conduct to use any electronic communication to bully a person, typically by sending messages of an intimidating or threatening nature. Electronic technology includes devices and equipment such as cell phones, computers and tablets as well as communication tools including social media sites, text messages, chat and websites.
  • Privacy

    An Allen-Stevenson student understands that files and student activities on a school computer, networks, or any part of computer or network systems, are not private, should not be considered so, and are subject to monitoring by the school.
  • Trespassing

    An Allen-Stevenson student will think of others and respect their space by not trespassing on someone else’s laptop, which is considered private property. This includes, but is not limited to:
    • Files and documents
    • Google drive
    • Passwords
    • Pictures
  • Fooling Around

    An Allen-Stevenson student will use his laptop appropriately in and out of school. 
    Students must obtain permission from their supervising teacher to do the following:
    • Play games, watch videos, and/or listen music at school
    • Surf the Internet
    • Chat online
    • Post or send messages, pictures, audio, or video
  • Stealing

    In order to be incompliance with the school mission statement and to be an honorable citizen in the Allen-Stevenson community an Allen-Stevenson student will only use electronic material to which I have rights and which are properly cited and will not access areas of the school network or other devices unless I have permission.
  • Living with the Laptop

    An Allen-Stevenson student understands that it is a privilege to receive the laptop and agrees to act appropriately at all times. If a student violates the terms of this agreement, he will lose laptop privileges.

    The following are rules that all students acknowledge and understand:
     
    • Always use appropriate language and do not bully, offend or hurt others online.
    • Decorate ONLY the case of the laptop.
    • Do not remove the barcode label from the laptop.
    • Always pick up and carry the laptop in the closed position.
    • Use the laptop only in classrooms, labs, and the library, but not in the dining room, locker room, bathroom, or gym.
    • Report any damage or problems with the laptop to the IT Help Desk immediately.
    • Any devices/accessories that are not returned (when you are no longer an Allen-Stevenson student) will be billed to your student account at the end of the school year.

General Guidelines Checklist

  • Keep my password to myself.
  • Bring my computer to school fully charged each day.
  • Leave my laptop charger at home.
  • Store my computer in a clean, safe place.
  • Carry my computer in the school supplied case.
  • Back up my work regularly to my external drive.
  • Hard drive space is limited; I will save my work in the “cloud” as directed.
  • Allow others to use my computer only when sanctioned by a teacher.
  • Report problems to the A-S Tech Team as soon as they occur.
  • Use my Allen-Stevenson email for all school communications.
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