• The student/family is responsible for the daily care and maintenance of the laptop. Any damage or theft is the responsibility of the student/family.
  • Keep the laptop in a safe place when not in use.
  • Students/families should report problems first to the laptop manufacturer. Do not attempt to remove, add, or change the physical structure of the device, including keys, memory, battery, screen, charger, ID labels, etc.as it could void the laptop warranty.
  • Carry the device carefully at all times. Do not store items on top of the device.

Usage Guidelines

In general, all students are expected to use good judgment and common sense; be safe, appropriate, careful and kind online; and ask an adult if they need help.

Student Acceptable Use Guidelines

Students must:

  • Devices provided to students are to be used to access remote learning and other educational uses.
  • Follow the same guidelines for respectful, responsible behavior online that students are expected to follow offline.
  • Treat this device carefully.
  • Understand that this equipment has been provided by the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians with CARES funding to assit in remote learning and other appropriate activities. If equipment is stolen or lost, the program will not be able to provide another device.
  • Alert a parent if students see threatening, inappropriate, or harmful content (images, messages, posts) online.
  • Be cautious to protect the safety of the student and others.

Students must not:

  • Sell the device, or laptop to another individual.
  • Use this device in a way that could be personally or physically harmful.
  • Attempt to find inappropriate images or content.
  • Engage in cyberbullying, harassment, or disrespectful conduct toward others. In some cases, cyberbullying can be a crime.
  • Use technologies to send spam or chain mail.
  • Use language online that would be unacceptable in the classroom.
  • Use technologies for illegal activities or to pursue information on such activities.
  • Attempt to hack or access sites, servers, or content that isn’t intended for student use.

Personal Safety and Privacy

  • Users should never share personal information, including phone number, address, social security number, birthday, or financial information, over the Internet without adult permission.
  • Users should recognize that communicating over the Internet brings anonymity and associated risks, and should carefully safeguard the personal information of themselves and others.
  • Users should never agree to meet someone they meet online in real life without parental permission. If students see a message, comment, image, or anything else online that makes them concerned for their personal safety, they should bring it to the attention of an adult immediately.

Limitation of Liability

The Pokagon Band will not be responsible for damage or harm to persons, files, data, or hardware. Devices do not employ filtering and other safety and security mechanisms. The Pokagon Band will not be responsible, financially or otherwise, for unauthorized transactions.