The use of computers and Internet access are to support research and education by providing access to unique resources and the opportunity for collaborative work. Use must be in support of education and research and consistent with the educational objectives of Trinity Christian School.


SPECIFIC GUIDELINES

  1. All use of computers and the Internet must be in support of education and research and consistent with the purposes of Trinity Christian School.
  2. Students may not play computer games at any time.
  3. Use of the network to access web-based email (i.e. Gmail, Hotmail, AOL, etc.) is prohibited. Students may not use the network for personal email at any time.
  4. Personal information regarding users may not be provided across the Internet (e.g. last name, pictures, address, or telephone numbers).
  5. Network accounts are to be used only by the authorized owner of the account for the authorized purpose. Do not use another user's account or share your account. Doing so will result in the loss of privileges for both parties.
  6. Users shall not intentionally seek information on, obtain copies of, or modify files, other data, or passwords belonging to other users, or misrepresent other users on the network.
  7. No use of the network shall serve to disrupt the use of the network by others; hardware or software shall not be destroyed, modified, or abused in any way.
  8. Malicious use of the network such as developing programs that harass other users, infiltrating a computer or computing system, or damaging the software components of a computer or computing system is prohibited.
  9. Hateful, harassing, or discriminatory remarks, and other antisocial behaviors are prohibited on the network.
  10. Use of the network to access or process pornographic material, inappropriate text files, or files dangerous to the integrity of the local area network is prohibited. The student is responsible for not pursuing material that could be considered offensive.
  11. The illegal installation of copyrighted software is prohibited. Students may not install ANY software without first securing permission.
  12. Trinity Christian School maintains the right to determine whether specific uses of the network are consistent with acceptable practices.


APPLICABILITY

These procedures shall apply to all users (e.g. students, teachers and administrators) of telecommunications systems which are entered via equipment and access lines located in Trinity Christian School or to all users who obtain their access privileges through association with the school.


TRAINING AND COMPLIANCE

All students and staff will be trained in and will comply with all policies and guidelines adopted by Trinity Christian School for the accessing of telecommunications. All such users will be trained in "Netiquette", electronic communication ethics, and user responsibilities.


CONSEQUENCES OF INAPPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR

Repeated or severe infractions of the procedures and guidelines will result in termination of access privileges. Student infractions will result in appropriate disciplinary action in addition to suspension or termination of access privileges. Unauthorized use of the network, intentional deletion or damage to files and data belonging to other users, or copyright violations will be termed theft.

Last Updated on Thursday, 19 November 2009 20:18
 
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