Right and Responsbilities
Responsibility for Electronic Data
Pupils are solely responsible for any apps or extensions on their Chromebooks that are not installed by a member of the King’s College technology staff. Pupils are responsible for backing up their data to protect it from loss. Users of school technology have no rights, ownership, or expectations of privacy to any data that is, or was, stored on the Chromebook, school network, or any school issued applications and are given no guarantees that data will be retained or destroyed.
Operating System and Security
Pupils may not use or install any operating system on their Chromebook other than the current version of ChromeOS that is supported and managed by the school.
The Chromebook operating system, ChromeOS, updates itself automatically. Pupils do not need to manually update their Chromebooks.
Chromebooks use the principle of “defence in depth” to provide multiple layers of protection against viruses and malware, including data encryption and verified boot. There is no need for additional virus protection.
The school utilises an Internet content filter. All Chromebooks will have all Internet activity protected and monitored by the school while on premises. If an educationally valuable site is blocked, students should contact their teachers to request the site be unblocked. School will study to provide a filtering service at home that will be included in the annual Technology Fee.
Google Apps for Education
- Chromebooks seamlessly integrate with the Google Apps for Education suite of productivity and collaboration tools. This suite includes Google Docs (word processing), Spreadsheets, Presentations, Drawings, and Forms.
- All work is stored in the cloud.
- Google Classroom: a blended learning platform for schools that aims to simplify creating, distributing and grading assignments in a paperless way.
Chrome Web Apps and Extensions
- Pupils are allowed to install appropriate Chrome web apps and extensions from the Chrome Web Store.
- Pupils are responsible for the web apps and extensions they install on their Chromebooks. Inappropriate material will result in disciplinary action.
- Some web apps will be available to use when the Chromebook is not connected to the Internet.
The school will maintain a log of all Chromebooks that includes the Chromebook serial number, asset tag code, and name and ID number of the pupil assigned to the device.
Each pupil and Chromebook will be registered in the Google Management Console.