Panther Creek High School staff will expect the following things from all of our students:
Know that the B.Y.O.D. Program is a privilege, not a right.
Users that access the Internet here at school should not expect that files/messages stored on a WCPSS server will be private. Wake County Public School System (WCPSS) provides access to the Internet through their servers and therefore maintains the right to review files and communications that are on any device used to access the Internet through those servers. That responsibility extends to school authorities being granted the right to review files and communications they see as being potentially outside the confines of classroom use to insure effective and appropriate use of devices.
Students should not post personal information about themselves or others on the Internet.
Students are responsible, at all times, for the use of their devices. If you allow another student to use your device and they do something that results in their BYOD privileges being revoked, you will also lose use of the device for a specified period of time at the discretion of the teacher and/or administration.
If you are using a device provided by WCPSS do not modify, download, or install computer programs, games, files, or information that are not at the direction of a staff member. Computers and network settings should also not be altered.
Students need to remember that non-ethical use of information gathered by electronic means includes, but is not limited to, downloading illegal music, inappropriate/explicit video creating/viewing, plus the use of trademarked documents and/or pictures that are copyrighted. Plagiarism is against WCPSS, NCDPI, and federal law/statutes.
Students are expected to access the Internet through the wireless network provided by WCPSS.
The technology that is used during class time should be appropriate for the lesson of that day or the educational/learning purpose prescribed by the teacher. That means no online games, music, videos, or social media without express instruction to be on those sites.
Students should not send/publish/create/display electronically any material (text or photo/video) that would be considered abusive, obscene, threatening, bullying, or damaging to another's reputation/person/standing in the community/school.
These responsibilities/directives are in place to protect all students. Violation of the above may result in suspension of your BYOD privileges and/or other disciplinary actions on the part of the classroom teacher, media specialist, school/county administration.
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