Presentation on theme: "Rockingham County Public Schools Technology Acceptable Use Policy"— Presentation transcript:
1Rockingham County Public Schools Technology Acceptable Use Policy
2Purpose To support the use of technology for: research communication instructionresourcescollaborative workconsistent with the educational objectives or work climate of Rockingham County Public Schools and the Virginia Board of Education.
3AgreementPolicy applies to all users of RCPS electronic information, services, hardware and networks.By using the equipment, every user agrees to abide by this policy.User is accountable for resources accessed and appropriate use.
4Internet Safety Mandated by Virginia DOE for K-12 students Curriculum designed by ITRTs is online and taught by RCPS teachers with assistance and support from ITRTsProvided to all stakeholders (administrators, teachers, students, parents, community, etc.)
5FilterPrevents access to pornography, profanity, obscenity, and harmful and inappropriate material.Alone does not prevent access to objectionable information.User must be responsible for own behavior on computers as in the classroom.Access is a privilege, not a right.
6Don’ts Sharing passwords or bypassing login Hacking into data or files Accessing, uploading, downloading, creating or distributing profane, pornographic, obscene, sexually explicit or illegal materialThreats, bullying or harassmentVandalizing, damaging or disabling property
7Don’tsViolating copyright or using property of others without legal permissionAbusing or monopolizing equipment for illegal or non-eduational useAccessing the network on personal laptops, cell phones, etc.Downloading or installing software on RCPS computers
8Dos Expect no privacy for any data or files on RCPS computers Be aware … your , documents, and logs may be reviewed at anytime without prior noticeKnow the consequences for violations of the AUP
9Consequences Disciplinary action as deemed appropriate May result in immediate termination of internet accessWhere applicable, may involve law enforcement
10WarrantyOur job is to secure the RCPS network, firewalls, filters, virus control and monitoring devices.We provide no warranties of any kind for damages, including:Delays or interruptions in serviceAccuracy, nature or quality of information providedLoss of data, files, or any personal materialUnauthorized financial obligations