School District #59 Peace River South
We are pleased to offer students of District 59 Peace River South free access to the Internet and to Email. To gain access, all students must obtain parental permission and must sign and return this form to the library.
Access to e-mail and the Internet will enable students to explore thousands of libraries, databases and bulletin boards while exchanging messages with Internet users throughout the world. Families should be warned that some material accessible via the Internet might contain items that are illegal, defamatory, inaccurate, and potentially offensive to some people. While our intent is to make Internet access available to further educational goals and objectives, students may find ways to access other materials as well. We believe that the benefits to students from access to the Internet in the form of information resources and opportunities for collaboration exceed any disadvantages. Ultimately, parents/guardians are responsible for setting and communicating the standards that their children should follow when using media and information sources such as television, telephones and the Internet.
District Email and Internet Rules
Students are responsible for good behavior on school computer networks just as they are in a classroom or a school hallway. Communications on the network are often public in nature. General school rules for behavior and communications apply.
Network storage areas may be treated like school lockers. Network administrators may review files and communications to maintain system integrity and ensure that users are using the system responsibly. It is important for users to realize that files stored on district servers will not always be private.
Within reason, freedom of speech and access to information will be honored. Ultimately, parents/guardians are responsible for setting and communicating the standards that their children should follow when using media and information sources such as television, telephones and the Internet.
PeaceNet Google Apps
Google Apps is an email and document service that is provided by Google Inc. This service allows students to access documents at school and at home effortlessly with no need for additional software.
To create an account we must provide Google with your son or daughter's first name, last name, student number and school. Most of Google's servers are located in the United States, which is where the data is stored. All data on those servers is covered under that nation's laws.
The Following are not Permitted According to School Board Policy:
- Sending or displaying offensive messages or pictures.
- Using obscene language.
- Harassing, insulting, or attacking others.
- Damaging computers, computer systems or computer networks.
- Violating copyright laws.
- Using others passwords.
- Trespassing in others folders, work or files.
- Intentionally wasting limited resources.
- Employing the network for commercial purposes unless directly related to a school based program.