2)Unacceptable Use continued
Playing computer games, participating in chat rooms (including online or network communication programs such as Instant Messaging and Net Send), connecting to other networks, such as AOL or Prodigy
Running programs from “removable media’ (i.e. USB drives) or CDs
Plagiarizing (taking the ideas or writings of others and presenting them as if their own)
Attempting to compromise, defeat, or disable any security features
Attempting to bypass the district proxy server (Internet filters)
Attempting to interfere with or alter network configurations
A student aware of any misuse or infraction of the regulations who does not report it to teacher, library staff member, counselor, or administrator shall be subject to disciplinary action.
Privacy – Electronic information, including e-mail, is not guaranteed to be private.
Access to the Internet/network is not a right, but a privilege.
Unacceptable usage may result in cancellation of access.
Students doing school-related projects will have priority computer access.
Be polite and abide by generally accepted rules of network etiquette.
Do not use vulgar or obscene language.
Do not reveal your address or phone number or those of others.
Do not intentionally disrupt the network or other users.
If passwords or account numbers are assigned, do not reveal them, or use or reveal another person’s password, or allow another person to use yours.
Attempting to log on as another user will result in cancellation of privileges.
If a security problem is identified, notify a system administrator immediately.
Do not show or identify a security problem to other students.
Do not attempt to compromise, defeat, bypass or disable any security features, district proxies (Internet filters), or network configurations.
Do not use any device such as a laptop computer, hand-held or palm device, etc. to connect to the school network. Do not connect to the school network with any outside device.
Vandalism is defined as any malicious attempt to harm or destroy data of another user, the Internet, or other networks. This includes, but is not limited to, creating and/or uploading computer viruses or unauthorized programs.
Harassment is defined as the persistent annoyance of another user, or interference in another’s work. This includes, but is not limited to, the sending of unwanted mail.
Vandalism and/or harassment will result in the cancellation of the offending user’s access.
Any user violating these provisions, applicable state and federal laws, or posted classroom, library, or district rules is subject to loss of network privileges and any other district disciplinary options, including criminal prosecution.
School and district administrators will make the final determination of what constitutes unacceptable use, and their decision is final.
The Conejo Valley Unified School District makes no warranties of any kind, whether expressed or implied, for the service it is providing. The Conejo Valley Unified School District will not be responsible for any damages a user may suffer, including loss of data. The District will not be responsible for the accuracy or quality of information obtained through the Internet connections.
All terms and conditions as stated in this document are applicable to all users of the network. These provisions reflect an agreement of the parties and shall be governed and interpreted in accordance with laws of the State of California and the United States of America.