Hillel Technology Overview
Hillel Yeshiva Middle School’s technology systems are intended for the exclusive use of registered student users for school purposes. Hillel technology systems, including all user accounts and data, are the sole property of Hillel. Hillel reserves the right to monitor and access information on its technology systems, including user accounts and data, on both internal systems and external systems provided by companies such as, but not limited to, Google and Zoom.
Inappropriate use of Hillel technology systems may result in suspension of privileges, disciplinary action, and/or referral to legal authorities.
This agreement applies to systems used by students on and off school proprety and devices.
Digital Citizenship Expectations
Hillel’s citizenship expectations extend to the “digital world” whether use of the technology system occurs on or off campus. Accordingly, students are expected to behave with the same self-discipline in the digital world as they would in the classroom. The following behaviors are examples of inappropriate use and may result in disciplinary action:
Using information and communication technologies inappropriately (e.g., cyberbullying, personal attacks, or harassment). Cyber-bullying occurs through an electronic device such as a computer or mobile phone and can involve any associated digital or Internet form of communication including, but is not limited to social media (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, etc.), email, WhatsApp, texting, photos and images, instant messaging, blogging and chat rooms.
Intercepting, reading, deleting, copying or altering other person’s email, information or files.
Impersonating or misrepresenting another user.
Attempting to gain unauthorized access to other devices, network equipment or firewall systems.
Violating U.S. or state laws – e.g., transmitting threatening material, spreading computer viruses, participating in software piracy, gambling, violating copyright laws, or participating in the sale or purchase of drugs or alcohol.
At any time when a student is using the school’s network or technology, is present on school grounds or at a school-related activity, or is interacting with another member of the Hillel community, the student must adhere to the same standards of conduct that would apply to the student’s in-person interaction with the Hillel community member. Using a personal e-mail address, digital phone, messaging platform, or other means of communication will not avoid the obligation to follow the school’s conduct standards. Even interactions with anyone outside of the Hillel community may result in school-imposed consequences, based on the nature and severity of the offense in context, as determined by the school.
Enforcement of the AUP
Hillel reserves the right to make the final decision regarding whether or not a student has violated this AUP, and the appropriate disciplinary action if a violation is determined to have occurred. Student discipline may include suspension of privileges, suspension, or expulsion. Violations of the AUP, which are also violations of law, may be referred to appropriate local, state or federal law enforcement officials for prosecution. Hillel will cooperate fully with the local, state and federal officials in any related investigation. The nature, severity, and timing of a violation of the AUP may require notification to other educational institutions in connection with applications for admission.