Aceptable use policy user guidelines


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Aceptable use policy user guidelines

  1. 1. USER GUIDELINES:Internet access is coordinated through a complex association of government agencies andregional and state networks. It is the school district’s intent that the Internet and ourtelecommunications network be used in a responsible, efficient, ethical and legal manner. Theoperation of the Internet relies heavily on the proper conduct of the users who must adhere tostrict guidelines. If a district user violates any of these provisions, their account will beterminated and future access will be denied. In addition, serious violations may result in schooldisciplinary action or legal action in accordance with Clay County policies, up to and includingtermination of employment. A signature(s) on the Code of Conduct indicates that the user(s)have read the terms and conditions carefully and understand their significance.I. Acceptable Use: The use of your account must be in support of education and research that isconsistent with the educational goals and policies of the Clay County District Schools. Users areencouraged to develop uses which meet their individual needs and that take advantage of thenetwork’s functions: electronic mail, conferences, bulletin boards, databases and access to theInternet. Use of any other network or computing resources must be consistent with the rulesappropriate to that network.II. Privileges: The use of Internet is a privilege. Inappropriate use will result in the cancellation ofthat privilege. Each individual who accepts an account will receive information pertaining to theproper use of the network. School and district administrators will decide what inappropriate useis.III. “Netiquette”: You are expected to abide by the generally accepted rules of network etiquette.Be polite. Do not use vulgar or obscene language. Do not reveal your address or phone numberor those of others. Please remember that electronic mail is not guaranteed to be private. Do notdisrupt the network, the data, or other users.IV. Unacceptable Uses of Network Include: A. Violating student or staff rights to privacy; or violating provisions of the Florida K-20 Education Code, FERPA, or HIPPA; B. Using the Internet without application of common sense; C. Using profanity, obscenity, or other language which may be offensive to another user; including bullying; D. Sending or accessing pornographic text and/or graphics; E. Accessing unauthorized games; F. Engaging in illegal activities (defined as a violation of local, state, and/or federal laws.) G. Sending or receiving copyrighted materials, including computer software or material protected by trade secret, without permission; H. Plagiarizing; I. Reporting personal communications without the author’s prior consent; J. Using the network for commercial activities, product advertisement, or financial gain; K. Knowingly transmitting viruses or other destructive programming; L. Transmitting spam or chain letters; M. Unauthorized soliciting for goods and services, including personal solicitations such as garage sale announcements; N. Posting personal views on social, political, religious or other non-business related matters; O. Unauthorized streaming of video or music, such as listening to radio stations via the Internet.I have read and understand the User Guidelines listed above:
  2. 2. PRINT YOUR FIRST AND LAST NAME:________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________Student’s Signature Date