Student Acceptable Use Policy

Dear Parent or Guardian,

We are pleased to offer students access to the District computer network for internet access. To obtain Internet access, all students must obtain parental permission and must sign and return this form to the school office.

Access to the Internet will enable students to explore thousands of libraries, databases, and bulletin boards while exchanging messages with Internet users throughout the world. Families should be aware that some material accessible via the Internet may contain items that are illegal, defamatory, inaccurate or potentially offensive. While our intent is to make Internet access available to further educational goals and objectives, students may find ways to access other materials as well. We believe that the benefits to students from access to the Internet, in the form of information resources and opportunities for collaboration, exceed any disadvantages.  But ultimately, parents and guardians of minors are responsible for setting and conveying the standards that their children should follow when using media and information sources.

District Internet and E-mail Rights and Responsibilities

Students are expected to act in a considerate and responsible manner when accessing network services. Students are responsible for good behavior on school computer networks just as they are in a classroom or a school hallway. Communications on the network are often public in nature. General school rules for behavior and communications apply. The network is provided for students to conduct research and communicate with others. Parent permission is required and students who do not have such permission are responsible for not accessing the Internet at school. Access is a privilege, not a right, and entails responsibility.

Individual users of the District computer networks are responsible for their behavior and communications over those networks. It is expected that users will comply with District standards and will honor the agreements they have signed.

Network storage areas may be treated like school lockers. Network administrators may review files and communications to maintain system integrity and insure that users are using the system responsibly. Users should not expect that files stored on District servers will always be private.

Within reason, freedom of speech and access to information will be honored. During school, teachers of younger students will guide students toward appropriate materials.

The following are not permitted:

  • Sending or displaying offensive messages or pictures
  • Using obscene language
  • Harassing, insulting, or attacking others
  • Violating copyright laws

Trespassing in another’s folders, work or files

  • Employing the network for commercial purposes
  • Deliberate damage to hardware or software
  • Use of District computers for illegal activities
  • Using another’s password

Violation may result in a loss of access as well as other disciplinary or legal action. For more information, see the School Board Policies.

The School District is not liable for any harm or injury that a user may suffer as a consequence of any inaccurate information the user may obtain through the Internet. By entering into this User Agreement, the user agrees to be bound by this release of liability and waives any and all rights to assert claims which may arise as a consequence of any inaccurate information obtained from the Internet. (2 AAC 96.400-420)

As a user of the School District Computer network, I agree to comply with the rules stated on the reverse side of this form regarding communications over the network, while honoring all relevant laws and restrictions.

Student Information:

Student ID#

Grade

Student Name (Please print)

Student Signature

Date

I have read the Student Internet User Agreement and as a parent or legal guardian of the minor student signing above, I grant permission for my student to access networked computer services such as electronic mail and the Internet. I recognize it is impossible for the School District to restrict access to all controversial materials. I hereby give permission for my child to access the Internet and to publish information on web pages (except for home addresses and phone numbers) and certify that the information contained on this form is correct. This permission shall be in effect as long as this student is enrolled in the School District. I may at any time revoke this permission by notifying the student’s school in writing.

Parent/Guardian Information:

Parent/Guardian Name (Please print)

Parent/Guardian Signature

Date

  • 4
  • 29-Jul-2014
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