OLPH School follows the Archdiocese of Baltimore acceptable use of computers policy (available for download below). In addition, parents/guardians of all students must sign a consent form. Students in Grades 6-8 will be given a copy of the policy and must sign a consent form.
OLPH School Policy on Use of Technology
In addition to the Archdiocesan policy (available for download below), it is the policy of OLPH School to forbid the use of MySpace, Xanga, Facebook, Twitter, or any similar website and/or social networking platform by students at school or on the school’s computers or network.
Students who use such sites outside of school may be violating age restrictions in place with the individual sites. Students using such sites are forbidden to use the name or image of the school or that of any teacher or staff member in conjunction with their page on the site. Students should seek permission of other students before using their names, pictures and any other identification as they may be placing these students in danger. Students violating this policy will be suspended, with the possibility of expulsion, depending on the severity of the infraction.
Students in certain classes are provided an appropriate forum of communication, a Learning Management System (LMS) known as Moodle. Use of Moodle is maintained and carefully monitored by OLPH School teachers. Middle School students are also issued a school e-mail account. Any inappropriate use of Moodle or school e-mail, or other technologies including instant messaging, or any other, including uses outside of school, is forbidden and will result in severe disciplinary consequences including suspension and/or expulsion.
Students are given specific, age-appropriate instruction regarding plagiarism, particularly as it involves use of the Internet and other electronic means. Any student found to have inappropriately copied and used material, whether from an electronic or other source will be subject to disciplinary consequences including the possibility of suspension.
Cyber Safety and Cyber Bullying Resources
Cyber Safety Information for parents Developed by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children