Code of Ethics & Good Conduct in distance learning
1. Netiquette (online ethical values)
Unless otherwise specified by the teacher, everything that is said, but also exchanged or shared during videoconferences (photos, texts, videos, and other content) is intended for the group members only. Exchanges must be done with respect for each other.
- I present myself as if I were going to class: I am alone, sitting at a table. I am not in my pyjamas, I am not with my pet, and I do not have any food. I can have a drink at hand.
- I am in a quiet environment. If this is not possible, I wear headphones or earphones, preferably with a built-in microphone.
- I pay attention to the scenery behind me: a wall rather than a door or a large room where my family can walkthrough. I can also use sober wallpaper.
- I prepare the material useful for the class (binder, textbook, etc.).
- I go to the toilet beforehand so that I can attend the whole class.
- If I cannot attend the class, I send a message to the teacher and the school life. I ask my parents to confirm my lateness or absence by email to the teacher and school life.
When I log in…
- I use my first and last name to log on to zoom.
- My camera is on.
- I don’t go to any other classes than my own.
- I do not invite people from outside the class.
- If I am late or reconnect due to internet difficulties, I settle down without interrupting.
- I stay focused on the lesson. I do not use anything that could disturb my attention (telephone, websites, and software unrelated to the course…).
When the lesson has started…
- I turn off my microphone when I am not speaking unless the teacher asks me to leave it on.
- I participate and ask questions if I need to. To speak, I raise my hand or click on “raise your hand” on Zoom and Google Meet.
- I do not disrupt the class. I do not engage in private chit-chat.
When I send an email …
- I indicate the subject line.
- I begin and end my email by greeting the recipient.
- I indicate in the body of the email the reason for sending it.
- I make sure I take photos of my work in a well-lit room and do not send a blurry or dark photo.
- I do not send an attachment without applying the above points.
2. Points of Vigilance
Dissemination of the link
Distributing the link to people outside the classroom is like giving away the key to your home. By sharing the link on social networks or elsewhere, students are putting themselves at risk.
Online as in life
Good behavior is the order of the day. In the classroom as well as online, pupils are subject to the same rules.
The school’s rules and regulations apply during online lessons, so punishments or sanctions may be given for non-compliance.
Work to be submitted
The work must be sent in by the date communicated by the teacher. Teachers reserve the right not to correct work submitted late.
Textbooks and school supplies
It is important to take care of the material provided by the school (notebooks, books, supplies) as they are working tools. Notebooks given by the school are reserved for school work.