All students, irrespective of year level, are to have access to computing resources. Each student will be entitled to use these resources for educational purposes, to facilitate communication, to provide access to information and to assist in the preparation of assignments. Users must be responsible for their actions and be aware that access may be reduced as a consequence of misuse of the system.
It is each user's responsibility to ensure:
- his password is unique and confidential;
- on completion of a session he logs off from the network;
- a current backup of his own files is maintained;
- no use is made of outside programmes, simulations or games (i.e. those not provided by staff);
- appropriate use is made of information obtained from CD-ROMs, the intranet, or the Internet;
- all floppy discs and/or usb flash drives are scanned for viruses before use;
- the discovery of a virus is reported to the teacher immediately;
- a report is made to the teacher if inappropriate data is found on computers or is detected being transmitted over the network;
- he is not in a computer room without supervision;
- food and drink are not consumed in the computer rooms;
- system failures are reported immediately to a teacher;
- the use of printer paper is kept to a reasonable and responsible level for the completion of stipulated educational activities and, where possible, paper is recycled.
- he has signed the computer usage policy in the college diary.
- The following activities are not acceptable:
- attempts to harm, modify or delete the data of another user, information service or network;
- use of another person's logon, password or account;
- the changing of another's password;
- disrupting computer facilities through vandalism of hardware, software or operating systems;
- contaminating the system with a virus or worm;
- wasting paper whether deliberately, or through poor practice such as the failure to preview a print run;
- harassment; this includes; annoying users, interfering in legitimate work, distracting other user with unnecessary noise, disruptive behaviour and the sending of unnecessary, frivolous messages;
- violation of privacy, including the transmission of, or revelation of personal data;
- sending anonymous E-mail;
- transmitting or deliberately accessing data that is: threatening, obscene, bigoted, abusive, defamatory, racist sexist or discriminatory;
- commercial use of the college resources;
- breaching copyright laws (piracy);
- using materials without due acknowledgment (plagiarism);
- using the system to gain unauthorised access to another computer facility (hacking);
- undertaking any other illegal activities as defined under the Australian Commonwealth Government Telecommunications Act 1989, and applicable State and Commonwealth laws.
- Pius College makes no guarantee of any kind, whether expressed or implied, for the computing services it provides. The College will not be responsible for damages a user suffers, including the loss of data.
- The provision of computer resources at St Pius X College is made for the benefit of all. Users identified as being a security risk, who create problems for other users or with the system as indicated above, will be penalised by the removal or reduction of access to the facilities. The college reserves the right to review any material to determine whether specific uses of resources are appropriate.