Please read BCA's 365 System Access "Terms and Conditions", then fill out the form at the bottom to allow your child approval to use these new features.
BCA Acceptable Use Policy
Acceptable Uses Usage of the Internet should be guided by the BCA General Code of Conduct which states that students will at all times exhibit Christ-like behavior. Students will be instructed in the proper usage of Internet resources. However, the ultimate responsibility for student actions while using the Internet rest with the student and their parent/guardian. Violations of this policy subjects the student to immediate revocation of system privileges and may result in disciplinary action.
1. Users must respect the privacy of others. Users shall not intentionally obtain copies of or modify files, passwords, or data that belongs to anyone else. Users should not represent themselves as someone else by using another’s account. No one should forward material from the Academy without prior consent of administration or technology coordinator.
2. Users must respect the integrity of computing systems. For example, no one should develop programs that harass other users or attempt to infiltrate a computer or computing system.
3. No advertising for profit or campaigns for political office are allowed.
4. Users must respect the rights of others and not use language that is abusive, profane, or sexually offensive.
5. E-mail is not guaranteed to be private. Messages dealing with illegal activities may be reported to the appropriate authority. The IT Administrator will monior all student internet activity. The electronic mail system hardware is academy property. Additionally, all messages composed, sent, or received on the electronic mail system are and remain the property of the academy. Any student who violates this policy or uses the electronic mail system for improper purposes shall be subject to disciplinary action.
6. Users must exercise care in protecting their passwords. Any abuse of a student's account by someone else is the student’s responsibility. Students who believe that someone else may have their password should immediately change it and report the problem to the computer teacher. Students should not attempt to gain access to another student's messages without the latter's permission.
7. Users must abide by all existing federal and state laws regarding electronic communication. This includes, but is not limited to, accessing information without authorization, giving passwords out, or causing a system to malfunction.
8. Access to the Internet is a privilege. Anyone found using access in a way deemed inappropriate will be denied privileges and may be subjected to disciplinary action, including termination of privileges.
9. Students should not reveal their name, address, personal information, and school name when using the Internet.
10. At school, students are to use the Internet for educational purposes only.
11. Students should not store any inappropriate, illegal, or obscene material on school owned equipment.
12. Students should not access their personal e-mail accounts from school owned computers. In addition, students should not access personal Web pages or Web logs (blogs).
13. Without prior staff approval, downloading of music to a school owned computer or personal music device is unacceptable.
14. Students are not allowed to visit Internet game sites without the permission of a staff member. If students are given permission to access Internet game sites, there will be an acceptable list of sites provided to them.
15. Students must appropriately cite all information taken from an Internet site.
16. Sending/Posting inappropriate or threatening messages through any form of social media is considered cyber bullying. The BCA Bully Policy will be followed for any offense and possible legal action will be taken.
BCA staff will strive to consistently monitor computer and internet usage. The BCA lab is equipped with firewall protection. As efficient as this may be, there is no guarantee that it is 100% effective. At no time should this program be disabled.
DISCLAIMER OF ALL WARRANTIES
BCA can in no way guarantee the services provided by school access to the Internet or school computers. BCA is not responsible for any damages an Internet user might suffer. BCA accepts no liability in connection with data loss resulting from viruses, backup device failure, interruptions in service, delays, non-deliveries, failure to deliver, or mistaken delivers. Information obtained from the Internet is used at the user’s risk. BCA is not responsible for the accuracy of information obtained through school provided Internet service.
PERSONAL INTERNET USE
Families must recognize that home and personal usage of the Internet may have an impact on the academy, staff and other students. Students who send threatening messages to or about another student may face school discipline if this action causes a disruption to the operation of the academy.
PENALTIES FOR IMPROPER USE
Any user violating this policy may be restricted from usage of BCA computers or BCA Internet access and may result in further disciplinary and/or legal action.