Christ the King Catholic School

INTERNET, EMAIL, SOCIAL MEDIA POLICY

INTERNET, EMAIL, SOCIAL MEDIA POLICY

 

INTERNET, ELECTRONIC MAIL AND SOCIAL NETWORKING USAGE POLICY FOR STUDENTS

Student Agreement & Parent Permission Letter

To gain access to e-mail and the Internet, all students must sign and return this form.

Access to e-mail and the Internet will enable students to explore thousands of libraries, databases, and bulletin boards while exchanging messages with internet users throughout the world. Families should be warned that material accessible via the Internet may contain items that are illegal, defamatory, inaccurate, or potentially offensive to some people. The intent is to make Internet access available to further educational goals and objectives. We believe that the benefits to students from access to the Internet, in the form of information resources and opportunities for collaboration exceed any disadvantages. But ultimately parents and guardians of minors are responsible for setting and conveying the standards that their children should follow when using media information sources. The school supports and respects each family’s right to decide whether or not to apply for access.

School Internet and E-mail Rules

Students are responsible for behavior on school computer networks just as they are in a classroom or school hallways.

The network is provided for students to conduct research and communication with others. Access to network services is given to student who agrees to act in a considerate and responsible manner. Parent permission is required for students under the age of 18. Access is a privilege – not a right and entails responsibility.

Individual users of the school computer networks are responsible for their behavior and communication over  the networks. It is presumed that users will comply with school standards and will honor the agreement that they have signed. Beyond the clarification of such standards, the school is not responsible for restricting, monitoring, or controlling the communications of individuals utilizing the network.

Network administrators may review files and communications to maintain system integrity and ensure users are using the system responsibly. Users should not expect that files stored on school servers would always be private. There should be no expectations of privacy when using the school computers, computer network or computer system.

Within reason, freedom of speech and access to information will be honored. During school, teachers will guide students toward appropriate materials.

As outlined in the school policy and procedures the following guidelines must be followed:

Computer Access

  • The administration or teacher has the right to access information stored in any student file on any student screen, or student electronic mail.
  • Hardware or software shall not be damaged, modified or abused.
  • Intentionally altering the files, data or software on the school computers will be viewed as vandalism.
  • Loading software on any computer without authorization of the technology coordinator is forbidden.
  • Making copies of licensed or copyrighted software is illegal and therefore prohibited.
  • Using of or sharing another’s password is not allowed.

 

Internet Access

  • Before accessing the Internet, each student will receive instruction in the proper use of the on-line tools.
  • Students must notify teacher immediately of inappropriate material found.
  • Use of Internet without the knowledge and permission of a teacher or administrator is prohibited.
  • Students may not download programs.
  • Use of the Internet without a clearly defined educational objective, understood by both student and teacher is not allowed.
  • Students will use polite language; obscene languages, harassing, insulting, or attacking language will not be tolerated.
  • Transmission or downloading materials in violation of copyright laws is prohibited. 

 

The following are not permitted:

  • Sending and displaying offensive messages or pictures.
  • Damaging computer, computer system or computer networks
  • Trespassing in another’s folders or files
  • Intentionally wasting limited resources
  • Students are not to reveal any personal information

 

The use of personal electronic devices is subject to this policy.

Violation may result in loss of access as well as other disciplinary or legal actions.

RETURN ONLY THIS PORTION


Student Permission and Parent Permission Form

INTERNET, ELECTRONIC MAIL, AND SOCIAL NETWORKING ACCEPTABLE USE FORM

The use of personal electronic devices is subject to this policy.

I hereby agree to comply with the Internet, Electronic Mail and Social Network Acceptable Use Policy for Students.

Student’s Signature                                                           Date                       Parent Signature                                                                         Date                         

Home Phone Number                                                             Cell Number                                                    

Street Address                                                            City, State & Zip                                                          

Name (print)                                                             

 As a parent or legal guardian of the minor student signed above, I grant permission for my son or daughter to access networked computers services such as electronic mail and the internet. I understand that individuals and families may be held liable for violations. I understand that some materials on the internet may be objectionable, but I accept responsibility for guidance of internet use setting and conveying standards for my son or daughter to follow when selecting, sharing, or exploring information and media.