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Hart District Acceptable Use Policy Acceptable Use Policy
Hart District Acceptable Use Policy Introduction: Use of a school computer or mobile device 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
Hart District Acceptable Use Policy We expect all users to be Responsible Efficient Ethical Law abiding
Hart District Acceptable Use Policy Access is a Privilege…not a right Failure to follow the guidelines of acceptable use will result in this privilege being revoked Serious and chronic rule breaking may result in disciplinary action and possible legal action
Hart District Acceptable Use Policy Services Provided: Internet access individual e-mail account 10 megabytes of network storage space
Hart District Acceptable Use Policy E-mail: Communicate with teachers Share ideas with classmates Submit electronic files for assignments
Hart District Acceptable Use Policy Internet Our district provides a filtering system Attempts to get around this system are in violation of the Acceptable Use Policy Accounts provide access to online resources
Hart District Acceptable Use Policy Internet: Access to information in a wide range of formats Text Graphics Photographs Videos Sound
Hart District Acceptable Use Policy Network Storage: 10 megabytes of storage on our network Large files such as for games, videos, and music cannot be stored on our network and will be deleted
Hart District Acceptable Use Policy 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.
Hart District Acceptable Use Policy Responsibilities of users: Any source of information or communication, including cell phones and videos may be used in a negative way. Any source of information or communication, including cell phones and videos may be used in a negative way. It is the students responsibility to use technology in a positive way Students are prohibited from bypassing the Internets content filter system in any way
Hart District Acceptable Use Policy Negative uses include… Cyberbullying Using profanity, obscenity, or images that may be offensive to other users-- this includes sexually explicit content and threatening language. Reposting (forwarding) personal communication or images without the author's prior consent Copying commercial software/music in violation of copyright laws Accessing the computer network on someone elses login
Hart District Acceptable Use Policy 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)
Hart District Acceptable Use Policy Prohibited uses continued Sharing images or providing personal information such as your phone number or address to strangers through the Internet – this is for your own safety. Changing computer files or accounts 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.
Hart District Acceptable Use Policy And finally Violating rules of common sense or etiquette (keep password information PRIVATE).keep password information PRIVATE Downloading any software or changing the computers settings including Desktop wall paper Browsers home pages
Hart District Acceptable Use Policy 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
Hart District Acceptable Use Policy Liability continued: In such cases, Hart District 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.
Hart District Acceptable Use Policy 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
Hart District Acceptable Use Policy Remember Always log out of accounts and off the computer after a session to maintain security of your account. Every time you post something online you leave a digital footprint that endures. IT DOESNT DISSAPPEAR Think before you post