It is the policy of Engadine Consolidated Schools to:
A. prevent user access over its computer network to, or transmission of, inappropriate material via Internet,
electronic mail, or other forms of direct electronic communications:
B. prevent unauthorized access and other unlawful online activity;
C. prevent unauthorized online disclosure, use or dissemination of personal identification information of minors; and
D. comply with the Children’s Internet Protection Act [Pub. L. No. 106-554 and 47 USC 254(h)].
Access to Inappropriate Material
To the extent practical, technology protection measures (or “Internet filters”) shall be used to block or filter
Internet, or other forms of electronic communications, access to inappropriate information.
Specifically, as required by the Children’s Internet Protection Act, blocking shall be applied to visual depictions of material deemed obscene or child pornography, or to any material deemed harmful to minors.
Inappropriate Network Usage
To the extent practical, steps shall be taken to promote the safety and security of users of the Engadine Consolidated Schools online computer network when using electronic mail, chat rooms, instant messaging, and other forms of direct electronic communications.
Specifically, as required by the Children’s Internet Protection Act, prevention of inappropriate network usage
A. unauthorized access, including so-called ‘hacking,’ and other unlawful activities; and
B. unauthorized disclosure, use, and dissemination of personal identification information regarding minors.
Supervision and Monitoring
It shall be the responsibility of all members of the Engadine Consolidated School District staff to supervise and monitor usage of the online computer network and access to the Internet in accordance with this policy and the Children’s Internet protection Act.
* CIA definitions of terms:
TECHNOLOGY PROTECTION MEASURE. The term “technology protection measure” means a specific technology that blocks or filters Internet access to visual depictions that are:
1. OBSCENE, AS THAT ERM IS DEFINED IN SECTION 1460 OF TITLE 18, United States Code;
2. CHILD PORNOGRAPHY, as that term is defined in section 2256 of title 18, United States Code; or
3. Harmful to minors.
HARMFUL TO MINORS. The term “harmful to minors” means any picture, image, graphic image file, or other visual depiction that:
1. Taken as a whole and with respect to minors, appeals to a prurient interest in nudity, sex, or excretion;
2. Depicts, describes, or represents, in a patently offensive way with respect to what is suitable for minors, and actual or simulated sexual act or sexual contact, actual or simulated normal or perverted sexual acts, or a lewd exhibition of the genitals; and
3. Taken as a whole, lacks serious literary, artistic, political, or scientific value as to minors.
SEXUAL ACT; SEXUAL CONTACT. The terms “sexual act” and “sexual contact” have the meanings given such terms in section 2246 of title 18, United States Code.
Purpose of this agreement is to outline the rules for using the local area network and the Internet at Engadine Consolidated Schools. Because of the cost and sensitivity of computer equipment, and because of the unregulated nature of
material found on the Internet, all parents, students, and staff must understand the rules for usage.
Acceptable Use Policy (AUP)- All students must have a copy of the Engadine AUP signed by the student and a parent or legal guardian on file with the school.
Access to the Internet on school computers is for educational purposes only. Sites containing inappropriate material such as references to profanity, violence, sex, drugs or criminal activity are strictly prohibited. Students may not
purchase anything over the Internet on school equipment.
A. The use of school computers is a privilege, which may be taken away if the person uses computers, the network, or the Internet improperly - or causes damage to computer hardware or software.
B. The school may remove any material from school computers that is not conducive to the educational mission or is not good for the students (i.e., objectionable material). The school will hold the student responsible for
access to Internet sights that it deems objectionable. Students will not install unauthorized software or download unauthorized files on school computers.
C. Each person is responsible for good behavior while using computers and/or the network. The same rules that apply with regard to common courtesy and respect for people and property also apply with regard to use of the school computer network and the Internet. Improper use will lead to computer privileges being taken away.
D. The district has the right to review (or monitor) all activities, E-mail correspondences, and material created on school computers.
E. The parent and student must sign this agreement. Improper use of computers, the network, and/or the Internet will result in a loss of computer privileges at school, as well as other disciplinary actions as determined by the principal.
E-mail- Students will be given a school e-mail account to be used for educational purposes only. These accounts are not private and will be periodically monitored. Students who send inappropriate material via e-mail will lose this privilege. If you receive an inappropriate e-mail notify a teacher as quickly as possible. Only correspond with people you know or that have been assigned to you by a teacher and never give out personal information via e-mail. Students may not use outside e-mail accounts (yahoo, hotmail, etc.) on school computers.
Chat rooms- Students may not use chat rooms.
Games & Software- Students may not load games or software or play a game on a school computer without the permission of a teacher.
Computers & Equipment- Students are expected to treat the school’s equipment with the utmost respect and always leave it in the same condition it was in when they began using it.
Printers- Conserve paper and ink! If you are printing from the Internet DO NOT print an entire web page. Copy and paste the article into a word processing program and condense the article before printing. Always print preview to make sure you are using the least amount of paper possible. Color printouts will cost an additional 25 cents per copy.
By signing this document, the student and parent indicate that they have read the “Network and Internet Access Agreement” and agree that the student will abide by the rules stated therein. Though a failure to sign and return this document will not result in a suspension of the student’s general computer or network privileges,
Internet privileges will be suspended until the signed agreement is on file with the school. This document will be kept at the school for the duration of the school year.
Please sign and return to school as soon as possible.
APPROVAL OF ACCESS TO THE INTERNET:
Student: I agree to abide by the rules and regulations set forth in the “Network and Internet access Agreement.”
____________________________________ Student Signature ___________________ Date
___________________________ Student network user name (es0_ __)
___________________________________ Student unique network password (8 characters, no spaces, no caps, NOT SS#)
Parent: As the student’s parent and/or guardian, I have read and agree to the terms described in the “Network and Internet Access Agreement.” With respect to my student’s computer, network, and Internet privileges - and with regard to the information that is contained on or could be obtained by way of the district’s network - I hereby release Engadine Consolidated Schools, and the Board of Education, as well as the network administrators and operators, from any and all claims that may arise as a result of my student’s use of or inability to use school computer resources within the guidelines set forth in the “Network and Internet Access Agreement.”
__________________________________________ Parent Signature _______________ Date
As the parent or guardian of this student I give permission to Engadine Schools to use group pictures that include my child in publications including the school webpage for the purpose of showing events sponsored by Engadine Consolidated Schools and/or activities occurring during the school day.
_________________________________________Parent Signature ____________Date
DENIAL OF ACCESS TO THE INTERNET:
As the student’s parent and/or guardian, I DO NOT give permission for my student to use the Internet at Engadine Consolidated Schools. Use of the computer network is permissible, but only during activities that do not involve Internet access.
__________________________________________Parent Signature _______________Date
Student Technology Rules
Pleas read the following statement and sign at the bottom:
I have read these rules and agree to follow them. I understand that failure to do so will result in a loss of computer privileges and could lead to further disciplinary actions.
Student Signature & Date
Parent Signature & Date