VIRTUAL ETIQUETTE POLICY AND PROHIBITION ON CYBER-BULLYING
1. Join using video, if possible - using your camera adds a layer of communication and creates community.
2. Wear appropriate attire - school-appropriate clothing is expected during virtual meetings.
3. Be aware of your surroundings - ensure your video background is classroom appropriate. (Ex- ample – no offense images, students should not be lying in bed during classes or summer pro- gram activities, etc
4. No offensive language or gestures
5. Mute microphone when not talking - prevent background noise by muting your microphone when not talking.
6. Use “Chat” feature until appropriate time for open conversation- in classes and meetings, use the “Chat” function to share information or ask questions. Chats may be recorded.
7. Give grace to meeting participants experiencing technical difficulties - technology challenges will arise, practice patience with colleagues.
8. It is desired that student information remain protected. Any parent/guardian or anyone else that is not enrolled in the Project ASPIREE Program as a student or staff shall not participate in virtual events. Questions or concerns can be addressed with staff.
9. No cyberbullying will be permitted. Cyberbullying is bullying that takes place over digital devices like cell phones, computers, and tablets. Cyberbullying can occur through SMS, Text, and apps, or online in social media, forums, or gaming where people can view, participate in, or share content. Cyberbullying includes sending, posting, or sharing negative, harmful, false, or mean content about someone else. It can include sharing personal or private information about someone else causing embarrassment or humiliation. Some cyberbullying crosses the line into unlawful or criminal behavior. Cyberbullying can harm the online reputations of everyone involved.
10. This code of conduct applies to all virtual activities.
Project ASPIREE staff will be present at all virtual activities. Staff will review any attendance, student conduct, or activity content issues. Staff will make corrective actions when necessary to ensure student safety and the best possible virtual experiences. Corrective action may occur during the virtual activity or afterward. If you have a personal issue or concerns about project participants, instructors and/or staff, or activity content, please contact an appropriate staff member and/or Kim Fields, Project ASPIREE Director.
My signature below confirms that I have read this Project ASPIREE Student Code of Conduct/Permis- sion slip and agree to abide all conditions. I understand that participation in all activities of Project AS- PIREE are voluntary. I accept responsibility for my actions and any risks that could be involved in par- ticipation of virtual activities. I agree to hold Project ASPIREE staff and Vincennes University harmless.