**PLEASE NOTE: USE OF ANY OF THE FOLLOWING APPS IS A DIRECT VIOLATION OF THE SCHOOL's RESPONSIBLE USE POLICY AND THE CONSEQUENCES OF USE WILL BE DETERMINED AT THE PRINCIPAL'S DISCRETION.
Snapchat, a smartphone app that allows users to communicate with others through photos and videos, released a new update on May 1, 2014. We have found no educational purpose in the use of this application, rather found it disruptive to student learning. It is therefore, banned from use within the school and school network.
According to a recent story by CNN, Yik Yak has been used by teens in some middle and high schools for everything from cyber bullying to illegal activity. It is therefore, strictly prohibited from use on school devices and the school network.
Kik is a messaging app with features that allow communication with strangers who share their Kik usernames to find people to chat with. This app is prohibited from use within the school, on school devices and the school network
Betternet is prohibited on the school network due to network security.
Social-networking at it's worst.