Skill Builders and Internet Resources
Prohibited Sites (Stuff You Can't Do at School)
The sites, or types of sites, listed below are not allowed. MPCS guidelines for computer use prohibits these sites from school:
- Email: Except when transferring work to or from home. When using email for this purpose, students may not read or send other email.
- Social networking sites: A site that allows users to post information and share space as “friends”. Examples: Myspace, Facebook, Weeworld
- Chat Rooms or Messaging: Sites that allow real time conversation Blogs: an informal online diary or journal that is frequently updated and intended for others to view.
- Peer to Peer Sites (P2P): These sites share music and video, may allow illegal downloading and often leave computer systems vulnerable to viruses and worms
- Video: You Tube and other video sharing sites
- Music: Students are not permitted to listen to music while working, unless it is music the teacher selects and plays for the class, as it cannot be monitored.
- In General: Any site that contains inappropriate material (representations of items that are inconsistent with the educational mission), or that is harmful to students (weapons, sexual, disrespectful, etc.)