Welcome to Technology
The vision of the Oakdale Joint Unified School District is to be a world-class school system, recognized as a model for quality education. Its mission is to provide an educational environment that enables each individual to reach his or her full potential.
Oakdale Joint Unified School District has has many servers, Windows and MacOS PCs, iOS devices, as well as over 5000 Chromebooks at the school sites. All of our libraries and classrooms are connected to the District Wide Area network for access to the Internet, which we get from the Stanislaus County Office of Education.
The Internet can be a great resource for students; however, going online can also pose hazards. It's important to be aware of what your student sees and hears on the Internet, what they share about themselves, and who they meet online. Talk to them about your concerns, take advantage of resources to protect them, and monitor their online activities. Links to the left (under Internet Safety) are sites that offer information and resources to help in this on-going effort to stay aware and safe.
5 BASIC RULES
- Don’t open email attachments— Unless you have verified the source, whether it is someone you know or not.
- Don’t click links in email— The link could lead you to a phishing site, or may lead you to install malicious software. Copy and paste links into your browser, or type them in by hand instead. Be aware of identity theft.
- Don’t download files from places you aren’t absolutely sure are safe— Stick with well-known sites.
- Update your operating system regularly— Turn on automatic updates. Apply all critical updates immediately.
- Use a firewall— The best firewall is a hardware router, the kind you use to share an internet connection. Turn on your operating system’s firewall as well, even if you have a router.
MORE SECURITY TIPS
- Don't share your password with anyone.
- Don't write your password down.
- Change your password often.
- Use a different password for each of your accounts.
- Don't check "remember my password" boxes.
- Don't download files from unknown sources
- Lock your computer when you aren't using it.
- Use anti-virus software.
- Patch and update on a regular basis.
- Backup important files on a regular basis.
- Don't open unknown or unexpected email attachments.
- Don't send confidential information via email.
- Don't reply to unsolicited email messages (SPAM).
- Don't be an unintentional Spammer.
Don't be an unintentional Spammer. If you're like most people, you've probably received at least one hoax or chain letter in your inbox. What should you do with the next one you receive? Delete it! Why you ask? Because chain letters and hoaxes have the potential to cause problems (lots of network traffic or just filling up someone's inbox) and they can also be very annoying. Visit snopes.com to find out more about hoaxes and chain letters.
PROTECT YOUR IDENTITY
- Don't fall for phishing schemes.
- If an email message contains any of the following phrases, there's a pretty good chance it's a phishing scheme:
- We need to verify your account information.
- If you don't respond immediately, your account will be cancelled.
- Protect your Social Security number.
- Make sure your personal information is protected when you do business online.
- Periodically check your credit report.
If you are a victim of identity theft, report it immediately.
- Contact the three major credit bureaus and have them place a fraud alert on your credit report.
- If a credit card was involved, contact the credit card company and close the account.
- Contact your local law enforcement agency and file a report.
- File a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission.