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IT charter

The European School Lille Métropole offers access to computer and multimedia networks as part of its educational mission. The purpose of this charter is to define the rules for the use of digital tools within the school. It falls within the framework of French national laws.

 I. Scope of the charter

 The rules and obligations set out below apply to any person, student, teacher, administrative or technical staff, authorized to use the IT resources and systems for educational use, whether IT equipment located within the school (networks, servers, workstations, microcomputers, tablets in teaching rooms, laboratories, teachers’ rooms, CDI) or tools and platforms made available by the school for remote use (MySchool Digital Workspace, e-sidoc documentary portal, OwnCloud file access portal). This list is not exhaustive.

Compliance with the rules defined by this charter also extends to the use of the MySchool Digital Workspace.

 II. Network management rules and digital tools

 1) Mission of the IT administrators

 The network and the Digital Workplace. are managed by one or more administrators. They are the ones who manage user accounts in particular.

In general, administrators have the right to do whatever is necessary to ensure the proper functioning of the school’s IT resources, compliance with this charter and the laws in force. They inform users, as far as possible, of any intervention likely to disrupt or interrupt the usual use of the digital tools made available to users and staff.

Administrators will only open accounts to users who have read and signed this document and may close them if they have reason to believe that the user is in violation of the rules set out below.

 2) Condition of access to digital tools

 Each user is assigned computer accounts (username and password) which will allow them to connect to the educational network and to the Digital Workplace. Accounts and passwords are nominative, personal and non-transferable. In the event of a problem, the user’s responsibility may be involved.

IT resources cannot be used to carry out projects that do not fall under educational missions. In addition, connection to live dialogue services (chat, etc.) is prohibited, except within the framework of a specific educational activity carried out under the supervision of an adult from the school.

For security reasons and to prevent students from having access to information of a questionable nature, students always browse the Internet under the responsibility of school staff.

Each user agrees to take care of the computer equipment and digital tools made available to them. They inform one of the network administrators of any anomaly observed. The user should only use the amount of disk space that is strictly necessary and make optimum use of available compression tools.

The user must systematically log off before leaving his post.

 III. Respect for IT ethics:

 1) Basic rules:

 Each user agrees to respect the equipment made available and to respect the rules of safety and use of the equipment specified by the administrators.

Each user agrees to comply with the rules of IT ethics and in particular not to intentionally carry out operations which could lead them to:

  • Appropriate the password of another user;
  • Modify, copy or destroy information that does not belong to them;
  • Access information belonging to other users without their authorization;
  • Harm another user or their sensitivity, in particular through provocative texts, images or messages;
  • Interrupt the normal operation of the network and digital tools.

The production, use or distribution of a computer program with such purposes is strictly prohibited.

 2) Use of software and compliance with laws:

 The user must under no circumstances:

  • Install a software on a computer or make it accessible on the network without the consent of the administrator concerned
  • Install games and leisure software except for educational purposes
  • Make a copy of commercial software
  • Bypass software usage restrictions
  • Develop, copy programs that self-duplicate or attach to other programs (computer viruses).
  • Perform illegal downloads
  • Use illegal copies, publish productions without prior authorization from their author (s)

 Each user agrees Not to:

  • Not to consult pornographic sites, sites presenting any form of apology (crime, racism, negationism, etc.), sites calling for racial hatred and in general any site that does not comply with the legislation in force
  • Not to harass or attack the human dignity of a third party, in particular through provocative messages, texts or images
  • Not to disseminate information that is insulting, defamatory or that could infringe the privacy or the rights and image of others
  • Not to publish photos without permission of the people represented
  • Not to disseminate information inciting racism and hatred against a person or a group of people
  • Request authorization from the creator to be able to reproduce or publish his productions
 3) Electronic communication:

 Each user agrees to respect the netiquette and to be courteous in his correspondence.

  • Each user agrees to precisely choose his interlocutors (no “reply to all”).
  • Each user agrees to respond to messages within a reasonable time.
  • Except in exceptional circumstances, a user cannot be expected to read or respond to a message after 6 p.m. or on weekends (right to disconnect).
 4) Commitment:

 The user agrees to comply with the rules of this charter. Failure to comply with the principles mentioned in this charter may lead to limiting or removing access to services. Punishments and disciplinary sanctions specified in the Rules and Regulations may also apply.