In Peel schools, students learn how to use the Internet as a research and communication tool. Learning how to access information through the Internet helps students become aware of available resources that exist outside the classroom and school library. Students also benefit from learning how to competently analyze and evaluate information. In addition, students may use the Internet for communication where it is appropriate for their learning.
Use of the Internet is viewed as a privilege, not a right. The Internet must not be used for any purpose that violates the school's Code of Conduct. This applies to school, work and home Internet use.
Students will not:
- demonstrate appropriate online conduct and manners
- refrain from improper use of technology, including computer hacking, cyber-bullying and all other forms of violence, threats and harassment directed at staff, students or the school
- focus Internet time on assigned research topics
- credit sourced information — plagiarism and transferring of copyright material is not permitted
- damage computers, computers systems, networks, peripherals or software
- use someone else's password, or trespass in their files, folders or work
- use the network to access or distribute any illegal or illicit material
Rules for personal online safety
To ensure that all students keep safe on the Internet, students must never:
- give out personal information such as their address, telephone number, age or school address
- agree to meet with someone they meet online
- send pictures of themselves or anything else without permission
- respond in any form to messages which make them uncomfortable or are deemed inappropriate according to the school's Code of Conduct
- send or receive offensive pictures or materials
Network administrators may review files and communications to maintain system integrity and ensure that users are using the system network responsibly. Users should not expect that files stored on district servers are private.
Police officers work with high schools to ensure safety
Neighbourhood Policing Officers work with the area high schools to maintain a presence with our youth population. They work directly with teachers and parents to ensure youth are on the right path to a great future.
Learn more about the program on the Peel Regional Police website.