Giles County School District
Internet & Telecommunications Acceptable Use Policy
(Terms and Conditions for Technology/Internet Use (STUDENT))
The Giles County School System (referred to as GCS) has access to computers,
networks, and the Internet. This technology offers vast, diverse and unique
resources to teachers and students and is an effective method of introducing
students to the global nature of information. It allows users to find, synthesize and
share information in a variety of unique ways. Our goal in providing this service is
to promote educational excellence in schools by facilitating resource sharing,
innovation and communication.
The 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. GCS utilizes the Checkpoint Technologies filtering system, via the State
Department of Education and AT&T, to protect against objectionable material.
GCS has taken precautions to restrict access to controversial materials, but
an industrious user may discover information not acceptable for school use.
GCS firmly believes that the valuable information and interaction available on this
worldwide network far outweighs the possibility that users may procure material
not consistent with the educational goals of the District.
Disciplinary action will be taken against users found sending or acquiring
objectionable materials over the Internet, or developing objectionable material on
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.