ACCEPTABLE AND UNACCEPTABLE USE
The Internet offers the capability for students and catechists to access and share information on a global scale. The scholarly use of the Internet can provide our students and catechists with a world-wide, diverse array of resources.
Users will observe the following practices and precautions during virtual learning and online live classroom meetings to help ensure that the use of technology is a safe, productive, and educationally rewarding experience:
Students are expected to be on time, appropriately dressed and seated in an appropriate manner for learning.
Students should be respectful at all times of catechist and others in the virtual classroom.
Student’s screen must use correct names and appropriate backgrounds.
Students remain active, engaged, and visible at all times, face to face.
Students remain on mute and only unmute when called upon.
Students with questions use “raise hand button.”
Students should refrain from eating and chewing gum.
Student and families may not share the link to the “virtual” classroom with others.
Users agree to the following practices to ensure personal safety and well-being:
While during virtual faith formation, the user agrees never to transmit personally identifiable information (name, age, gender, social security number, address, phone number, credit/debit card information and the like) of himself or herself as well as that of any other person.
The student agrees never to arrange for a face-to-face meeting with any person at any time during virtual faith formation. Student users will not agree to meet with someone they have met online without their parents' full approval and participation.
The student agrees to notify faith formation personnel immediately if he or she is asked for personal information, views inappropriate materials, or in any other way feels violated, harassed, uncomfortable, or accosted through the use of the parish technology resources.
Users agree to the following statements regarding illegal/unauthorized activities and system security:
The user agrees to access only the Internet and network resources, software and/or hardware provided expressly by the parish for educational purposes.
The user agrees to follow the procedures and best practices recommended by parish personnel or system administrator. These procedures and practices may address respect for the resource limits of the parish, personal safety issues, and/or access to appropriate materials.
The user agrees never to use or respond to inappropriate, obscene, profane, rude, inflammatory, threatening, or disrespectful language.
The user agrees never to post false information or engage in personal, prejudicial, or discriminatory attacks.
The user agrees to at no time unlawfully harass, intimidate, haze, or bully (which includes cyberbully) another person through the use of any parish online resources.
The user agrees never to access, possess, transmit, retransmit or respond to any information containing sexually oriented material.
The user agrees never to use parish technology resources to engage in any illegal, criminal activity or any conduct which is morally inappropriate and/or violates Catholic teachings. The parish will cooperate fully with local, state, or federal officials in any investigation related to any illegal activities.
The user agrees never to plagiarize. Plagiarism is defined as taking the idea or writing of others and presenting them as one's own.
The user agrees to respect the right of intellectual property of other people and to respect all copyright laws. Students agree that if they are unsure whether copyright law is being respected, they will bring this question immediately to the attention of a catechist.
The Diocese of Greensburg, its parishes, its employees, and its faith formation volunteers will not be held responsible for the actions of a user who is in violation of any of the terms of this policy. This responsibility is extended to, but not limited to: loss or unavailability of data or interruptions of service, violations of copyright restrictions, the accuracy or quality of information obtained through the parishes system, or any liability, damages, or financial obligations arising through the unauthorized use of the parish and/or personal technology resources.
The Diocese of Greensburg, its parishes, its employees, and its faith formation volunteers makes no warranties of any kind, whether expressed or implied, for the service we are providing.
The Diocese and Parish will not be responsible for the accuracy, quality, or usefulness of information obtained through network connections.
The Diocese and Parish will not be responsible for any information that may be lost, damaged, or unavailable due to technical or other difficulties.
The Diocese and Parish will limit individual user network storage/disk space specific to the needs/responsibilities of the user.
The Diocese and Parish will not be responsible for the contents of any web site bearing their name(s) unless the web page has been authorized by the administration of the Diocese.
The parish administration reserves the right to establish rules and regulations regarding the use of the system.