Dover American International School recognizes the educational value of students and staff utilizing electronic communications systems to enhance learning through the responsible access to global information and communication. We believe that the internet offers vast, diverse and unique resources that can aid in the provision of educational excellence through resource sharing, data collection and communication. Students are introduced to positive computer ethics and are taught the skills to be respectful and safe “cyber citizens” in the digital age.
The internet is an electronic highway connecting millions of computers and individual subscribers all over the world. At DAIS teachers and students have access to :
- electronic mail communication
- information and news from educational sites
- public domain software and shareware
- discussion groups on a variety of subjects and topics
- library and university catalogues and other similar sites
With access to computers and people both nationally and internationally, there is an availability of material that may not be considered to be of educational value in the context of the school setting. At DAIS we believe that the valuable information and interaction available on this worldwide network far outweighs the possibility that users may procure material that is not consistent with the educational goals of our school.
Students’ access must be consistent with the educational objectives of the school. The transmission of any material in violation of any law or regulations is prohibited. This includes the download and use of copyright material, threatening and pornographic material, the use of product advertisement or political lobbying.
Students must treat all computer equipment with care. They will be held responsible for any items that are improperly handled and/or broken intentionally.