Student Code of Conduct with Digital Tools & Google Accounts

  1. Students accessing or using digital tools & their Google Apps for Education (GAFE) accounts including, but not limited to Classroom, Drive files, etc., for student assignments are required to keep personal information out of their postings. Students will not post or give out photographs of themselves or others, their family name, password, username, email address, home address, school name, city, country or other information that could help someone locate or contact them in person.

  1. Students will not log in to the network as another classmate.

  1. Students using accounts will treat these tools as a classroom space. Speech that is inappropriate for class is not appropriate on GAFE or when using any other digital tools. Students are expected to treat others and their ideas on line with respect.

  1. Assignments on’s GAFE platforms are like any other assignment in school. Students, in the course of completing the assignment, are expected to abide by policies and procedures of PS 69K and the teacher’s assigning the work, including those policies regarding plagiarism and acceptable use of technology.

  1. Student Sites/etc are to be a forum for student expression. However, they are first and foremost a tool for learning. New York City Department of Education and/or PS 69K may restrict speech for valid educational reasons as outlined in the NYCDOE Internet Acceptable Use Policy (IAUP), the NYCDOE Discipline Code, the Social Media Guidelines, and Chancellor’s Regulation A-832.

  1. Students shall not use the Internet, in connection with the teacher assignments, to harass, discriminate or threaten the safety of others. If students receive a comment or any other digital tool used in school, that makes them feel uncomfortable or is not respectful, they must report this to a teacher, and must not respond to the comment.

  1. Students accessing digital tools and/or their GAFE accounts from home or school shall not download or install any software without permission, and not click on ads or competitions.

  1. Students should be honest, fair and courageous in gathering, interpreting and expressing information for the benefit of others. Always identify sources and test the accuracy of information from all sources.

  1. Students will treat information, sources, subjects, colleagues and information consumers as human beings deserving of respect. Gathering and expressing information should never cause harm or threaten to be harmful to any person or group of people.

  1. Students are accountable to their readers, listeners, viewers and to each other. Admit mistakes and correct them promptly. Expose dishonest information and practices of others.

  1. Failure to follow this Code of Conduct will result in academic sanctions and/or disciplinary action.