Technology Acceptable Use Policy

While engaging with NuMinds Enrichment Virtual Experiences, student participants will abide by the following guidelines:

 

General Internet Access and Usage:

  • Students will not intentionally visit Internet sites that contain obscene, illegal, hateful or otherwise objectionable materials.

  • Students will report accidental accessing of inappropriate materials in accordance with camp procedures.

  • Students will use the Internet for educational purposes only.

  • Students will not copy information into assignments and fail to acknowledge the source (plagiarism and copyright infringement).

  • Students will never disclose or publicize personal information.

  • Downloading by students of materials or images not relevant to their studies is in direct breach of the camp’s acceptable use policy.

  • Students will be aware that any usage, including distributing or receiving information, school-related or personal, may be monitored for unusual activity, security and/or network management reasons.

 

Chat and Messaging:

  • Students will only have access to chat platforms, discussion forums, messaging or other electronic communication forms that have been approved by NuMinds Enrichment and trained operating entities  (included within the online LMS platform).

  • Chat rooms, discussion forums and other electronic communication forums will only be used for educational purposes and will always be supervised.

  • Face-to-face meetings with someone organized via Internet chat will be forbidden.

 

Sharing and Publication of Student Work and Projects:

  • Students will be given the opportunity to publish projects, artwork or camp course work onto the closed (not open to the public) digital learning platform provided by NuMinds Enrichment

  • The platform will be regularly checked to ensure that there is no content that compromises the safety of students or staff.

  • The platform will be checked frequently to ensure that it does not contain personal details?

  • Personal student information including home address and contact details will be omitted from all information posted on the online learning platform.  

  • The camp online learning platform will avoid publishing the first name and last name of individuals in a photograph.  

  • NuMinds Enrichment reserves the right to share images of student work published onto the learning platform on our social media, website, and general marketing materials, with NO personal identification information included.

  • The information regarding photography and video usage from the general waiver applies to student work posted on the NuMinds Enrichment online platform.

 

 

Sanctions and Consequences:

Misuse of the Internet and/or digital platforms related to NuMinds Enrichment  may result in disciplinary action, including written warnings, withdrawal of access privileges and, in extreme cases, suspension or expulsion from camp. NuMinds Enrichment also reserves the right to report any illegal activities to the appropriate authorities.

 

 

 

Note to Parents/Guardians:

Dear Parent/Guardian,

 

Re: NuMinds Enrichment Acceptable Use Policy

 

As part of NuMinds Enrichment’s online experience we offer students supervised access to online learning platforms, such as Google Classroom and DreamSeeDo. This allows students access to a large array of online educational resources that we believe can greatly enhance students’ learning experience. However, access to and use of the Internet requires responsibility on the part of the user and the educational organization. These responsibilities are outlined in the following Acceptable Use Policy and violation of said policies may result in a removal from camp without a refund. It is important that this enclosed policy is read carefully, signed (or digital use of initials or selecting “agree”) by a parent or guardian. Although NuMinds Enrichment takes active steps to promote safe use of the Internet, it recognizes the possibility that students may accidentally or deliberately access inappropriate or objectionable material. NuMinds Enrichment respects each family’s right to decide whether or not to allow their children access to the Internet as defined by NuMinds Enrichments’ Acceptable Use Policy.