Internet Policy of Dominican College
Student access to the Internet
Internet access is now available to students. The school is pleased to offer this resource to both students and teachers for reference purposes and for researching project materials. Students will now have ready access to thousands of libraries and databases on every subject. Electronic information research skills are now fundamental to preparation for living and working in the Information Age. The school will integrate such information as appropriate within the curriculum and staff will provide guidance and instruction to students in the appropriate use of such resources. Student use of telecommunications and electronic information will be provided and only be permitted upon submission of permission and agreement forms by parents of students and by students themselves.
Electronic mail, or email, allows students to communicate with peers and educationalists around the world. Students will send and receive email during supervised sessions only.
World Wide Web
Access to on-line resources will enable students to explore
thousands of libraries, databases, and bulletin boards throughout the
world. The school believes that the benefits to students from access to
information resources and increased opportunities for collaboration exceed
the disadvantages. Students will not be given access to the Internet without
teacher supervision. The school uses filtering software called CyberPatrol
which blocks out webpages containing expletive words, pictures, or unsuitable
Teachers regularly check computer logs of all information accessed by students.