Security & Privacy

Students are expected to:

  • Refrain from attempting to use another student’s or teacher’s assigned iPad, subscriptions, log-ins, files, or personal information.
  • Refrain from sharing log-in information such as passwords, and from logging in as another person.
  • Refrain from giving out personal information, such as name, address, photos, or other identifying information online.
  • Refrain from removing or attempting to remove asset or identification tags on hardware or cases.

Altering iPad Settings

iPad restrictions are to be set only by the technology staff. If a parent or student sets restrictions without the knowledge of the technology staff, the student may have difficulty completing class work, and the technology staff will return the iPad to the original image. Parents who have concerns about their student’s use of the iPad should contact the appropriate dean or the Director of Technology. 

Screensavers & Background Images

Any image or media on student iPads must reflect the mission and values of CDH. Any image or media deemed inappropriate by CDH may result in actions by the Deans and/or St. Paul Police.


Each student device must be protected with a four-digit password.

Students are required to unlock the iPad at the request of any staff member, or parent/guardian. Parents/guardians are encouraged to regularly check the content of students’ iPads. 

Using Cameras & Microphones

The iPad comes equipped with audio and video recording capabilities through a built-in microphone and front and rear-facing cameras. Improper use has serious ethical and legal implications. 

Policy Compliance

There may be appropriate academic uses for video and audio recording with the iPad. All electronic recordings created with the device must comply with CDH policies, State and Federal laws, and must reflect CDH mission and values. CDH prohibits secret or surreptitious recording undertaken without the knowledge and consent of the person or persons being recorded. CDH policy prohibits the use of electronic recording devices in a manner that compromises the privacy interests of other individuals (See CDH Harassment Policy). CDH policy also prohibits harassment and bullying (Harassment Policy) in all forms. Use of the iPad in a manner that violates CDH policy may result in revocation of the device and further disciplinary consequences. 

Users of the iPad should be aware that State and Federal laws in many instances prohibit secret or surreptitious recording undertaken without the knowledge and consent of the person or persons being recorded. Violations of State and Federal recording laws may be reported to the proper authorities and may result in criminal prosecution. 

Classroom Use

Use of the iPad and any other devices with audio and video recording capabilities for instructional use is at the discretion of the teacher, and the student must obtain prior approval to use the device for such purposes. Users must obtain prior permission before any electronic recording or image (for example, a classroom project filmed in a hallway). Any electronic recordings obtained with the recording device at any time are for instructional/educational purposes and individual use. Therefore, electronic recordings obtained with the iPad may not be shared, published or re-broadcast for any reason by the student without permission of the instructor and the involved parties. This includes, but is not limited to Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter. 

Locker Room Use

The Minnesota State High School League mandates that all audio and video equipment be powered off while in school locker rooms. Cretin-Derham Hall complies with this mandate. In addition, iPads must be locked securely while being stored in locker rooms.