Students in the Halton District School are expected to use the Internet appropriately and are taught Digital Citizenship and the importance of practicing ethical and legal digital behaviour.
Students are expected to:
- advocate and practice safe, legal and responsible use of information and technology
- exhibit a positive attitude toward using technology that supports collaboration, learning and productivity
- demonstrate personal responsibility for lifelong learning
- exhibit leadership for proper technology use.
Students follow the Acceptable Use Guidelines which outline the appropriate use of the Internet and defines the appropriate behaviours. To help guide students to effective websites, the Halton District School Board also provides Elementary Student Internet Tools
The Board blocks access to adult-content websites (pornographic websites) for students in Junior Kindergarten up to and including Grade 6 when on the Board network. An Internet page will be displayed outlining the reason for the site not appearing. For example, a student may see a page with a message that says, 'This page is unavailable due to inappropriate content.'
Filtering and personally-owned devices
There are many Board members who have their own personally-owned devices with their own data plan. The Halton District School Board cannot filter nor log the Internet access of these devices when users access a cellular network.
Review the Frequently Asked Questions to learn more about Internet Filtering.
Internet Filtering - Frequently Asked Questions