County Computer and Internet Policy
Internet is available to students and staff at Stanley County Schools.
We believe the Internet offers vast, diverse and unique opportunities and
resources for both staff and students. With
Internet providing access through computers and people all over the world,
students could gain access to material that is not to be of educational value
appropriate for a school setting. The Stanley County Schools have taken steps to
restrict access to controversial materials; however, it is impossible to control
access to all materials. Thus
parental permission is required. Students
must have parent permission to work independently on the Internet (minor
students under 18 years old) and must
personally read and sign the Acceptable Use Agreement.
are responsible for good behavior on school computer networks just as they are
in a classroom or school hallway. Communications on the network are often public
in nature. General school rules for
behavior and communications apply. Users should not expect that information
stored on district computers would always be private. Student information on
computers will be treated like school lockers. Administrators
may log, monitor, and review files and communication to maintain
system integrity and insure that users are using the system responsibly.
of computers and the Internet are privileges, not rights.
Access entails responsibility. Please
read this document carefully.
When signed by you, it becomes a legally binding contract.
Be polite and use appropriate language. Students are expressly denied access, display, printing, or sending of
any language, messages, graphics, or other material which may reasonably be
considered abusive, vulgar, obscene, offensive, insulting, harassing, or
disruptive within the context of the values of the community.
If the student is unsure about questionable material, he or she must
check with a supervisor to determine whether the material should be accessed.
(2) Students attempting to log on as a System Administrator, or with another person's password or computer pass are specifically denied and will result in loss of computer privileges. Students revealing their password to others will be held equally accountable for any misconduct by the other person(s).
Students are not to reveal personal information, i.e. name, address,
phone number, or password, or those of others. E‑mail addresses should
only be revealed for school‑related activities.
Vandalism or any attempt by the user to gain unauthorized access or
destroy or harm data of another user, or to degrade or disrupt equipment or
system performance, will result in the user losing computer privileges.
Playing games is prohibited unless directed by a teacher.
No downloading of music, games, programs, or any other files is permitted
unless permission is given by a teacher or staff member.
No unauthorized games or programs may be loaded on school computers.
Absolutely no online chatting will be allowed unless for
A user will immediately notify a teacher or the technology coordinator if
he/she has identified a possible security problem with the district computer
Users will not attempt to visit sites that are obviously inappropriate. If such a site is accessed accidentally, the user will report the
incident immediately to a staff member.
Sources of information must be properly cited.
Unauthorized use of copyrighted material is prohibited.
Employing the network for commercial purposes is not acceptable.
Postings to the school district's web page will be subject to the
approval of the web master, technology coordinator, and administration. Student
photos will be posted only if signed parental permissions are on file in the
Any illegal activities involving the use of computer and/or Internet
components will be reported to the proper officials.
The administration will
deem what is inappropriate use, and this decision will be final.
Unless under the direct supervision of a teacher:
* First Offense: No computer use for two (2) weeks;
* Second Offense: No computer use for four (4) weeks;
* Third Offense: No computers for the balance of the school year.
FOR USE OF COMPUTER AND NETWORKS
understand and will voluntarily abide by the school districtís Acceptable use
Policy on Computers and networks. I
further understand that any violation of this policy may result in the loss of
my unsupervised computer and/or Internet access privileges and school
disciplinary action may be taken. My
signature on this document indicates that I have read the school districtís
Acceptable use Policy, understand its significance, and voluntarily agree to
comply fully with all its terms and conditions.
Date:_______________ Grade/Graduation Year ____/________
Telephone: Home: ____________________ Work: ____________________ Cell: ____________________