Technology Policy

Bright Beginnings for Kids Inc. has implemented a Technology Policy for educators and families attending our facilities.

Electronic Devices & Internet Policies

Children, educators and all others using our childcare center’s computers and electronic devices must:

  • Respect and protect the privacy of others.
  • Respect and protect the integrity of all electronic resources.
  • Respect and protect the intellectual property (the ideas, creations and copyrights) of others.
  • Communicate in a respectful manner.
  • Report threatening or inappropriate material.
Inappropriate Use Includes
  • Intentionally accessing, transmitting, copying, or creating material that:
  • Violates the confidentiality of children, parents, educators or the centre.
  • Violates the centre’s code of conduct (such as messages that are pornographic, threatening, rude, discriminatory, or meant to harass).
  • Is illegal (such as obscenity, stolen materials, or illegal copies of copyrighted works).
  • Using the technological resources for personal use without the centre’s permission.
Supervision & Monitoring

Authorized employees of the centre have the right to monitor the use of information technology resources and to examine, use, and disclose any data found. They may use this information in disciplinary actions, and release it to the police if it is criminal in nature.

Educator And Use Of Personal Electronic Devices
  • Educators do not use cell phones and other personal electronic devices when they care for and supervise children.
  • Educators make sure that anyone who may need to contact them during working hours knows to call the centre’s phone number.
  • If educators take a personal cell phone for safety purposes on outings with children, it is only used for emergency contact with the centre or a child’s parents.
  • If educators use a personal cell phone or other device to photograph or videotape children (with permission of the centre and parents), the data is downloaded onto the centre’s computer and deleted from their phone or device.

Information about children, parents, educators and the centre (including photos or videos) is not to be posted on:

  • A personal web-space
  • Social networking web sites (for example, blogs, Instagram, Facebook, etc.)
  • Public networking or file sharing sites (like Photo bucket, Flickr, YouTube, etc.)
  • Any other type of Internet website

Educators do not accept children or parents as “friends” or “buddies” when using social networking sites such as (but not exclusive to) Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.

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