Technology Use Policy
Students are offered access to the Bradford Prep computer network for creativity, communication, research, and other tasks related to the academic program. All use of computers, iPads, furnished or created data, software, and other technology resources as granted by Bradford Prep are the property of the school and are intended for school business and educational use. Students are to use the computer network responsibly. The use of the network is a privilege, not a right, and may be revoked if abused. The user is personally responsible for his/her actions in accessing and using the school’s computer network and technological resources.
1. Privacy: Bradford Prep reserves the right to monitor Internet traffic and to retrieve and review any data composed, sent, received, or stored using its network or Internet connections, including e-mail. Users do not enjoy any expectation of privacy when using any technology or transmissions originating within or around Bradford Prep property.
2. Cyber Bullying: Bradford Prep prohibits cyber-bullying, an act involving the use of information and communication technologies, including but not limited to e-mail, text messages, blogs, instant messages, personal Web sites, on-line social directories and communities (e.g., Facebook, MySpace, Wikipedia, YouTube), video-posting sites, and online personal polling Web sites, to support deliberate or repeated hostile behavior, by an individual or group, that is intended to defame, harm, threaten, intimidate, or harass students, staff members, or the School during or outside School hours and on or off School premises.
3. Materials and Language: Use of or accessing profane, abusive, pornographic, obscene, and/or impolite materials or language is not permitted. Accidental access should be reported to the instructor immediately. Intentional circumvention of web-filtering is prohibited.
4. Installing/Copying: Students are not to install or download any hardware, software, shareware, or freeware onto any media or network drives. Software installed by anyone other than the network administrator will be removed. Downloading of non-work related files is permitted only with an instructor’s permission. Students may not copy other people's work or intrude into other people's files. All copyright laws must be respected. Use of any other organization’s network or technology resources via the network requires the instructor’s permission and must comply with the rules appropriate for that network.
5. Access: Users may not access the computer network without proper authorization. Hacking is expressly prohibited. Users are to use their own username and password when using a computer. Users must log off the computer when they are finished with their work and are not to log on to a computer for someone else or tell others their password. Students are to notify the instructor if someone else is thought to know his/her password.
6. Data Protection: Users must not attempt to damage or destroy equipment or files. Though efforts are made by Bradford Prep to ensure the safety and integrity of data, the school makes no warranties of any kind, either expressed or implied, for the service it provides. Bradford Prep will not be responsible for any damage to data.
7. Storage: Users are to delete their files and materials they no longer need.
8. Printing Resources: Paper and toner are costly, and excessive use is wasteful. Documents must be proofread before printing. Users are to print only the needed part(s) of documents. Students must obtain permission from an instructor before printing documents.
9. Passwords: Students are reminded not to share their password with anyone except a parent or guardian. Students should not use login ID’s and passwords belonging to other students or faculty and staff members.
10. Email: Email correspondence on the Bradford Prep system, the laptop/iPad, or making use of the student’s assigned email account is the property of Bradford Prep. Documents and other files created by the students and located on the laptops or the Bradford Prep computer system are also property of Bradford Prep.
11. Daily Student Expectations: Students who are assigned a school electronic device are responsible for making sure the following:
- Device is completely recharged before classes start for the day.
- Students will need to bring their device to school every day. Failure to do so may result in a failing grade on assignments that require the use of the device for that day.
- Students are only permitted to use laptops/iPads during class when authorized to do so by a faculty member and only for the purpose stated by the faculty member.
- Student may not remove electronic devices from school provided protective cases. If student feels the need to remove the ipad from the case for any reason, they must first have it approved by the IT staff.
- Ipads may not be used at lunch. Ipads must be stored in the student’s backpack throughout the entire lunch
12. Personal Cell Phone Use: Cell Phones may not be used during the school day and are not a replacement for the school issued technology.
The following consequences will apply if a student violates this policy. Any of the below consequences may be enforced alone or in conjunction with one another by the school against the violating student.
- Revocation or limitation of device access privileges
- Temporary or permanent confiscation of the student device
- Disciplinary action as provided for in the student handbook ·
- Any other sanctions or remedies provided by law
Internet Use Policy
Students’ internet usage is permitted only in the presence and supervision of a teacher or other designated adult.
Although Bradford Prep uses resources to protect against exposure to inappropriate material, there is always a risk of students accessing such materials.
The Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA) is a federal law enacted to address concerns about access to the Internet and other information.Under CIPA, schools must certify that they have certain Internet safety measures in place.These include measures to block or filter pictures that (a) are obscene, (b) contain child pornography, or (c) when computers with Internet access are used by minors, are harmful to minors.Bradford Prep monitors online activities of minors and to address (a) access by minors to inappropriate matter on the Internet and World Wide Web, (b) the safety and security of minors when using electronic mail, chat rooms, and other forms of direct electronic communications, (c) unauthorized access, including so-called "hacking," and other unlawful activities by minors online, (d) unauthorized disclosure, use, and dissemination of personal information regarding minors, and (e) restricting minors' access to harmful materials.Bradford Prep certifies that it is in compliance with CIPA.
Students are prohibited from using or accessing Internet sites containing pornographic, violent or other unacceptable content either at school or at home using school-owned computers/technology/electronic devices.Accessing, producing, posting displaying or sending offensive message, music or images, including images of exposed body parts is prohibited.Offensive material includes but is not limited to obscene, profane, lewd, vulgar, rude or sexually suggestive language or images.
Parents are expected to monitor student computer use at home to insure compliance with Bradford Prep rules and regulations.
Bradford Prep’s 1:1 Technology Program in Grades 8-12
Students are expected to take excellent care of the equipment. Physical damages to the device will be charged back to the student and parent with the exception of normal wear and tear which is covered by the technology fee. The charges below will be billed to the parent for damage to the device that is above and beyond minor issues. Students may also face disciplinary consequences if the damage was caused by their negligence. Regardless of whether the student believes they are responsible for the breakage, the parent will be responsible for the cost to return the device to its original state. Students are ultimately responsible for returning the same iPad and case/keyboard at the end of the year. Suggesting that another student may have taken it or broken it does not negate the need to pay for the repair/replacement.
Cost per Repair (includes parts, labor and tax)
- Broken Screen: $60
- Broken keyboard or missing keys: $60
- Lost or missing charging block: $20
- Lost or missing charging cable: $20
- Broken case: $100
- Missing case: $100
- Broken iPad: $309
A replacement fee will be charged if the device is lost or stolen. The replacement cost for a lost or stolen device is $429.