The use of the Internet is a privilege, not a right. Any users of the Internet, including staff and students, must comply with the following requirements.
• The Internet is provided for school-related purposes only. No right of privacy exists in any communication on the Internet. The school district may monitor all communication and intercept e-mail messages as a part of ensuring compliance with board policy and applicable laws and regulations. The school district shall monitor all online activities of minors who access the Internet via a school-owned computer.
• Students must meet all standards of expected student behavior and comply with all board policies and school standards and rules.
• Employees must comply with all relevant board policies in using the Internet.
• No user of the Internet, including a person sending or receiving electronic communications may engage in creating, intentionally accessing or transmitting images, documents or other material that is obscene, defamatory, pornographic, harassing or considered to be harmful to minors.
• All applicable laws and board policies apply, including those relating to copyrights/trademarks, confidential information and public records. Any use that violates state or federal laws is strictly prohibited.
• When using district-controlled email, chat rooms or other forms of electronic
communication, students must not reveal personally identifiable, private or confidential information, such as home address or telephone number, of themselves or fellow students. In addition, school personnel shall not disclose on the Internet or on school district web sites/pages any personally identifiable information concerning students (including name, address or pictures) without the permission of a parent/guardian or an eligible student, except as otherwise permitted by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) or board policy 4700, Student Records.
• Users of the school computer system or Internet access are prohibited from engaging in unauthorized or unlawful activities such as "hacking" or using the computer network to gain or attempt to gain unauthorized or unlawful access to other computers or computer systems. Users are also prohibited from intentionally disrupting the network or from wasting system resources.
• If a user can identify a security problem on the Internet or the school computer system, he/she must immediately notify a system administrator. Users shall not demonstrate the problem to other users. Any user identified as a security risk shall be denied access as deemed appropriate by the administration.
• Users are prohibited from using another individual's computer account without prior
written permission from the individual.
• Teachers will instruct students in appropriate use of the Internet and make reasonable
efforts to supervise students' use of the Internet during instructional time.
• Use of the Internet for commercial gain or profit is not allowed from an educational site.
• Views may be expressed as representing the view of the school district or part of the school district only with prior approval by the superintendent or his or her designee.