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Acceptable Use Policy. Introduction:. Use of school computers is limited to educational purposes: Promoting educational excellence Resource sharing Communication Collaboration Adding innovative instruction to prepare students to live and work in the 21st century .

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Acceptable Use Policy

Arroyo Seco Acceptable Use Policy


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Introduction:

  • Use of school computers is limited to educational purposes:

    • Promoting educational excellence

    • Resource sharing

    • Communication

    • Collaboration

    • Adding innovative instruction to prepare students to live and work in the 21st century

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We expect all users to be

  • Responsible

  • Efficient

  • Ethical

  • Law abiding

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Access is a

  • Privilege…not a right

  • Failure to follow the guidelines of acceptable use will result in this privilege being revoked

  • Serious rule breaking may result in disciplinary action and possible legal action

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Services Provided:

  • Internet access

  • individual e-mail account

  • 10 megabytes of network storage space

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E-mail:

  • Communicate with teachers

  • Share ideas with classmates

  • Submit electronic files for assignments

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Internet:

  • Access to information in a wide range of formats

    • Text

    • Graphics

    • Photographs

    • Videos

    • Sound

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Internet

  • Our district provides a filtering system

  • Attempts to get around this system are in violation of the Acceptable Use Policy

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Network Storage:

  • 10 megabytes of storage on our network

  • Equivalent to about 8 diskettes

  • Large files such as for games, videos, and music cannot be stored on our network and will be deleted

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Privacy:

  • Files stored on school networks are not considered private

  • Administrators and faculty may review

    • usage

    • files

    • messages

      to maintain the system and to insure that users are acting responsibly.

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Responsibilities of users:

  • Any source of information or communication, including the telephone, movies, and television may be used in a negative way.

  • It is the student’s responsibility to use technology in a positive way

  • Students are prohibited from bypassing the Internet’s content filter system in any way

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Negative uses include…

  • Using profanity, obscenity, or images that may be offensive to other users-- this includes sexually explicit content and threatening language.

  • Reposting (forwarding) personal communication without the author's prior consent

  • Copying commercial software/music in violation of copyright laws

  • Entering chat rooms

  • Accessing the computer network on someone else’s login

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Other prohibited uses

  • Using the network for

    • financial gain

    • commercial activity

    • or any illegal activity.

  • Vandalizing or maliciously attempting to harm or destroy data or hardware. Protect our equipment by keeping the computer areas clear from trash, food and drink.

  • Violating other organizations’ acceptable use policy (i.e. lying about your age in a blog or message board)

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Prohibited uses continued

  • Providing personal information such as your phone number or address to strangers on the Internet – this is for your own safety.

  • Changing computer files that do not belong to the user.

  • Violating the conditions of the California Education Code dealing with students' right to privacy.

  • Violating any local, state, or federal statutes.

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And finally

  • Violating rules of common sense or etiquette.

  • Downloading any software or changing the computers’ settings including

    • Desktop wall paper

    • Browsers’ home pages

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Liability:

  • Be aware: some material accessible via the Internet might contain items that are

    • illegal, defamatory, potentially offensive

  • Additionally it is possible to purchase certain goods and services via the Internet resulting in unwanted financial obligations

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Liability continued:

  • In such cases, Arroyo Seco will not be responsible for unauthorized financial obligations resulting from school-provided access to the internet

  • We will also not be responsible for any damages users suffer, including, but not limited to, loss of data resulting from delays or interruptions in service.

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Liability continued:

  • We will not be responsible for the

    • accuracy

    • nature

    • quality

      of information stored on district hard drives, servers, or the Internet

  • We will not be responsible for personal property used to access school computers or networks

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Remember

  • Always log off the computer after a session so that any wrong actions are not attributed to you

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For information about our filter system visit:

www.n2h2.com

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