Student IT Policy

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY FOR STUDENTS

PURPOSE

Students of Oakridge International School, India (OIS) have access to the Internet, as provided by OIS Information Technology (IT) systems and equipment and as per the school requirements which varies across all age groups of students. OIS reserves the right to restrict access to internet content through OIS IT Facilities, as permitted by relevant governing law. This policy is designed to help parents and students better understand their obligations with respect to using associated IT systems and equipment.

USAGE

Incidents: All known or suspected security incidents related to IT must be reported to IT HelpDesk at your respective schools

Applications: All general purpose Personal Computer (PC-including desktops, laptops, tablets or other such devices) are installed with a standard set of applications. Self-installation of unauthorised software is prohibited

Data Storage: All data stored on OIS property is considered OIS property. All such data may be considered temporary data and is subject to being deleted at any time

Copyright Laws: Any copying without permission, including electronic copying, is prohibited as per the relevant state or country law (1)

Computer Hacking: Any hacking is strictly prohibited and can be a criminal offence as per the relevant governing law of the state or country (1)

Computers may not be used inappropriately. Inappropriate use includes the following (this is not an exhaustive list):

  • Visiting pornographic sites
  • Sending untrue/malicious statements
  • Receiving, sending or downloading pornographic information
  • Breaches of copyright
  • Sending offensive/obscene statements/ attachments
  • Cyberbullying/harassment
  • Anything that may damage the reputation or interests of OIS
  • Discriminatory or illegal religious, gender and preferences materials, including visiting sites which contain extremist materials or views, or promoting or disseminating the same
  • Making potentially libellous statements

Email: OIS provides an Oakridge email id and access to all its students. Email system is to be used for education purposes only. Any student receiving any inappropriate content should inform their respective class teacher or IT HelpDesk immediately. Students/parents are responsible for the safety and security of their Oakridge email login credentials and in case of incident the audit trail login credentials will be used for authentication. In case of student/parent forgetting the login credential or suspect theft please reach out to school ICT immediately for recovery.

Virtual School Experience: All entry to OIS Virtual School Experience (VSE) will be authenticated through Oakridge email id and participant not from Oakridge domain will not be allowed entry. Students/parents shall not share any VSE links for classes with either classmate or with someone outside the Oakridge community

Viruses: The spreading of viruses is subject to prosecution under the relevant governing law of the country. If you have an infected PC or file or think you may have, do not use the PC or file. Notify IT HelpDesk at your respective school immediately.

IMPLICATIONS

If a student is found to be using the IT systems, Internet or Email inappropriately, in breach of this policy, then the student may be subject to disciplinary action.

Any inappropriate use will be considered a disciplinary offence which may result in exclusion, and/or referral to law enforcement agencies.

If OIS is found to be liable because of an act by a student, it reserves the right to pursue legal action against the individual involved.

REFERENCE
(1) Information Technology Act, 2000 (and any other future relevant laws as introduced by the state or country government)

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