Vandalism - Vandalism to the school’s system will result in immediate cancellation of user privileges. Vandalism is defined as any malicious attempt or actual harm incurred on the system, intended to destroy hardware, software, or data of another user, or any other agency or network accessed via the system. This includes the uploading or creation of computer viruses.
Prohibited Practices: The following are prohibited practices on the INTERNET. Students who access restricted items on the system shall be subject to appropriate actions as well as the specific consequences listed below:
Students may not use the INTERNET in the following ways.
. Political or commercial purposes. Use of E-mail that is contradictory to board policy.
. Use of profanity, obscenity, or any use that disrupts the educational environment. Vulgarity in E-mail or other transmissions. Violation of the system administrative procedures.
. Reproduction of copyrighted material. Accessing of material that has been deemed explicit, and is inappropriate for school use. Disabling district system protection programs.
. Lending your "student user" card to another person using the system without that person having been issued a student user card (or) using another student’s card.
. Planning or conducting any illegal activities, sending threatening or harassing messages, cracking, hacking or otherwise breaking into systems. Participating in chain letters or accounts students don’t have full access to. Degrading / disrupting equipment / systems. Making use of I-net "chat" systems.
. Possession, use, or transference, of the system passwords. Posting anonymous messages.
Encouraging the use of controlled substances.
. Invading the privacy of any individual. Vandalism of the data of another user.
. Installing any software not approved by the district. Posting personal communications without the permission of the school’s administration.
Consequences for Violations of the above restrictions: in a 36-week period-
1. 1st Violation - a verbal and written warning notice will be issued to the offending student(s). The students(s) involved will lose INTERNET privileges for a period of 2 months. A copy of the notice will be mailed to the student’s parent/guardian.
2. 2nd Violation - A verbal and written "second violation" notice will be issued to the offending student(s). The student(s) involved will lose INTERNET privileges for a period of 2 months. A copy of the notice will be mailed to the student’s parent/guardian.
3. 3rd Violation - A verbal and written "final violation" will be issued to the offending student(s). The student(s) involved will lose INTERNET privileges for a period of 9 months from that date and be placed on for the remainder of their . [* See Internet use]
Return a copy [found in the registration packet mailed to you in July]—of this signed agreement to school district
For your students:
I understand and will abide by the INTERNET USE AGREEMENT. I further understand that any violation of the regulations above is unethical and may constitute a criminal offense. Should I commit any violation my access privileges will be removed as stipulated, and if necessary, disciplinary and /or appropriate legal action may be taken.
Student Name _____________________ Date _________ School Year-2008-2009
PARENT Or GUARDIAN
I have read the INTERNET USE AGREEMENT. I understand that this access is designed for educational purposes. The Seymour Community School District has taken precautions to eliminate controversial material by the use of administrative regulations and automatic block out systems. However, I recognize it is impossible to restrict access to all controversial materials and I will not hold the district responsible for materials acquired on the network. Further, I accept full responsibility for supervision if and when student use is not in the school setting. I hereby give my permission for the above named student to have
(Circle one) UNLIMITED ACCESS or RESTRICTED ACCESS