Student Information Communication Technology Policy

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  1. By signing into the Barbados Community College’s network/WIFI you are bounded by the policies and of the College and all local or international laws.
  2. Students may not use the Internet or e-mail systems to transmit offensive, obscene, harassing or defamatory messages.  Personal information about other individuals must not be transmitted without their authorization.
  3. Provided below is a non-exclusive list of prohibited activities in which e-mail and internet users may not engage. When considering the propriety of engaging in a particular act, students should be guided by both the specific prohibitions provided below and the general objectives and guidelines expressed in this Policy Statement. Prohibited activities include:
    1. Using college system/network resources to store, access or send material that is obscene, illegal, discriminating, derogatory, sexually offensive, ethnically offensive, or intended to defame or harass others.
    2. Creating, accessing, downloading or transmitting messages or images that might be considered inappropriate, including but not limited to:
      1. Messages or images that are lewd, obscene or pornographic.
      2. Messages or images that might be considered offensive or harassing due to their reference to race, sex, age, sexual orientation, marital preference, religion, national origin, physical or mental disability or other protected status.
      3. Using E-mail or the internet to harass, intimidate or annoy other persons.
      4. Spreading "chain mail", “Spam”, “Junk mail” and other frivolous communications.
      5. Downloading, copying or transmitting software and/or documents protected by copyrights.
      6. Downloading any other software or materials (such as on-line publications) on the College’s computers unless the College's Management Information Systems department has approved such download and has taken appropriate anti-virus measures.
      7. Using encryption devices and software that have not been expressly authorized by the Management Information Systems department.
      8. Downloading massive amounts of information, that causes system degradation.
  4. Students are free to bring their devices to log onto the College’s WIFI system.  The college will not be responsible or liable for any damages incurred while using the College’s WIFI or network.
  5. Any electronic damages done to the student’s devices while using the College’s power sources will be the sole responsibility of the owner of the device.
  6. The College’s email assigned to the student remains the property of the College and maybe revoked.
  7. Network and Internet usage maybe revoked for any violation of the College’s Policies.

 

Barbados Community College reserves the right to change this policy without notice.  Please feel free to contact us at mis@bcc.edu.bb or 426-2858 ext. 5388 with any comments, suggestions or concerns.

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