SAFETY WITH ELECTRONIC MAIL
mail is an electronic messaging system, which delivers messages
through the Internet. Electronic mail can be used as a tool to meet
curriculum outcomes, allowing any Internet user to communicate with
other users or group of users through CBE servers. The CBE has provided
a safe and reliable e-mail service to meet curriculum outcomes.
There is a continued emphasis on the importance of media awareness.
For the security of our students, access to the use of other Internet
e-mail services is blocked. This means that students will not be
able to create their own custom accounts on servers throughout the
Internet from within the Calgary Board of Education learning environment.
Students are to
be reminded that passwords and e-mail addresses are private and must not be
given out to friends and/or over the Internet. If a student feels that his or
her privacy has been compromised, a teacher or an administrator should be contacted
so corrective measures are taken.
If a student receives
e-mail with questionable or threatening content, he or she needs to inform a
member of the teaching staff of the school so precautionary measures can be
implemented and the author of the offensive material can be traced. Any student
using any e-mail system to inflict harm is subject to inquiry, possible discipline
under school and CBE policies or a criminal investigation if warranted.
are advised to inform school instructional staff if they encounter
what they believe is inappropriate material. They are also advised
to inform staff if they encounter any electronic material, information
or situations on the CBE networks that make them feel uneasy or
is important that students are taught:
to reply to inappropriate materials
to post, send, or download inappropriate material.
for Personal Information
FOIP Act requires that all users respect personal information. Students
are not to post personal information about themselves or other people
including family members, fellow students, teachers, or friends
including information such as full names, school locations, interests,
extracurricular activities, occupations, home or business addresses,
phone numbers or e-mail addresses.
the event that students wish to copy any work governed by copyright
regulations they will need to ask the original author for written
permission to use the materials and give written credit for sources
of information in their work. This work may include art, graphics,
compositions, text, symbols, sayings, cartoons, excerpts, or quotations.
Canadian Copyright Act covers plagiarism. Students are to be made
aware of this act and the serious nature of using another author's
work as their own. Students using copyrighted works without the
appropriate permission will be subject to disciplinary action. At
this time Canadian copyright rules do not have specific sections
pertaining to electronic materials. Current copyright rules apply
data stored and all history of activity on the CBE wide area network
including school networks is the property of the CBE. The CBE reserves
the right to perform regular and reasonable reviews of data stored
under any network account. Files may be inspected and copied, and
a history of visited sites and utilized services may be searched
in the event of reasonable suspicion of violation of any school
rules, policies and regulations of the CBE or any suspected infringement
of the law. The search will be reasonable and related to the suspected
of technological resources and the facilities within the CBE wide
technology includes the networks, file storage, hardware, software,
and peripherals that may be attached to the CBE wide area network
and school networks. Student use of the CBE facilities and technological
resources is governed by the guidelines which allow reliable and
continuous access to all students. Downloading of inappropriate
files or restricted software is not permitted. Students may not
install software on any school computer or use the hardware for
reasons unless directed to do so by CBE staff.