Acceptable Use Policy
(Terms and Conditions for Technology/Internet Use (STUDENT)
Giles County School System (referred to as
internet is an electronic highway connecting millions of computers all over the
world.† A small minority of users have
made objectionable materials available over the Internet.†
Internet access is coordinated through a complex association of government agencies, and regional and state networks.† The smooth operation of the network relies upon the proper conduct of the end users who must adhere to strict guidelines.† These guidelines are provided here so that you are aware of the responsibilities you are about to acquire.† In general, this requires efficient, ethical and legal utilization of the network resources.
Internet - Terms and Conditions
1)†††††††† Acceptable Use - The purpose of
Internet access in the schools is to support research and education in and
among academic institutions in the
of any material in violation of any
††††††††††††††††††††††† regulation is prohibited.† (This includes, but is not limited to:†
††††††††††††††††††††††† copyrighted material, threatening or obscene material, or material
††††††††††††††††††††††† protected by trade secret.
††††††††††† b.†††††††† Use for commercial activities is prohibited.
††††††††††† c.†††††††† Harassing, insulting, and defaming or attacking messages are prohibited.
††††††††††† d.†††††††† Use for product advertisement or political lobbying is prohibited.
††††††††††† e.†††††††† Inappropriate language, messages and pictures is prohibited.
††††††††††† f.††††††††† Disruption or intention of disruption of other computers and/or
††††††††††††††††††††††† networks is prohibited.
g.†††††††† Tampering with and/or damaging computers, computer systems, computer networks or any technology equipment is prohibited.
††††††††††† h.†††††††† Gaining or attempting to gain unauthorized access to accounts, files,
††††††††††††††††††††††† networks, and servers is prohibited.
††††††††††† i.††††††††† Trespassing in anotherís folders, work or files is prohibited.
††††††††††† j.††††††††† Copying instructional software is prohibited.
††††††††††† k.†††††††† Installation of software not authorized by the Technology Department
††††††††††††††††††††††† is prohibited.
††††††††††† l.††††††††† Use of web-based email accounts (Hotmail, Yahoo mail) is prohibited
††††††††††† m.††††††† Using another's password for access is prohibited
4)†††††††† At the present time,
order to take advantage of the opportunities the Internet provides,
Web Pages -††††††† The building principal
or his/her designee will appoint a School Web Publisher, responsible for
managing the School Web site and monitoring class, teacher, student, and extracurricular
Web pages.† All official material
origination from the school will be consistent with the
Web Page Design -†††††† All System Acceptable Use Agreement provisions will govern material placed on the web.
Web pages shall not:
††††††††††† 1.†††††††† Contain the full name, address, or phone number of students.† First
††††††††††††††††††††††† names or first names and the first letter of the last name may be
††††††††††††††††††††††† used where appropriate.
††††††††††† 2.†††††††† Display photographs or videos of any identifiable individual without a
††††††††††††††††††††††† signed permission form.† Permission forms for students under the age
††††††††††††††††††††††† of 18 must be signed by their parent or guardian.
††††††††††† 3.†††††††† Contain copyrighted or trademarked material belonging to others
††††††††††††††††††††††† unless written permission to display such material has been obtained
††††††††††††††††††††††† from the owner.† There will be no assumption that the publications of
††††††††††††††††††††††† copyrighted material on a Web site is within the fair use exemption.
Material placed on the Web site is expected to meet academic standards of proper spelling, grammar and accuracy of information.
may retain the copyright on the material they create that is posted on the
All Web pages should carry a stamp indicating when it was last updated and the
e-mail address of the person responsible for the page.
All Web pages should have a link at the bottom of the page that will help users find their way to the appropriate home page.
Users should retain a back-up copy of their Web pages.
As with any instructional materials or publication used by or representing the school or System, the building principal or Director, respectively, is ultimately responsible for accuracy and appropriateness of the information made available on the Web site.† Concern about the content of any page(s) created by students or staff should be directed to the building principal or the Director's office when related to the System Web site.† If the concern is not resolved, persons who wish to file a formal complaint shall submit a written request for reconsideration of instructional material.
sites developed under contract for
I understand that computer, network and Internet use in Giles County Schools is a privilege and not a right and that my use of this privilege may be revoked at any time for any reason.† As a condition of my use of the computers, networks, and Internet, I will abide by the above Terms and Conditions for Technology/Internet
use at Giles County Schools, and by any future terms or conditions that may be developed.† I understand disciplinary action will be taken if I am found abusing my computer, network, or Internet privileges.
††††††††††† I understand that Giles County Schools will provide computer, network and
††††††††††† Internet access, for educational purposes only, to qualified students, teachers,
††††††††††† administrators, and staff through its individual schools.
††††††††††† Giles County School System does not condone and specifically forbids the
††††††††††† unauthorized duplication of software.
I will not install nor utilize any new
technology hardware or equipment without the consent of the
I will abide by copyright law.
According to U. S. Copyright law, unauthorized reproduction of software is a federal offense.† Offenders can be subject to civil damages of as much as $100,000 per title copied, criminal penalties, including fines up to $250,000 per work copied, and imprisonment up to 5 years per title copied.
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