Computer Usage and Internet Policy

 
The use of the computer network is a privilege that must be in accordance with the educational goals and objectives of our district.  Computer access will be given only after the student and his/her parent/guardian sign and return the computer use agreement. 
 
        Any non-educational use is prohibited. The network is intended for the exclusive use of registered students. Students may only access the computer under their own login.  Any student allowing another student to access the computer through their login, will be held accountable for any misuse of the computer and/or unauthorized access of internet. Not all accessible material is appropriate for students.  Any misuse will result in disciplinary action and/or loss of computer privileges.  Damage caused by deliberate misuse of the computers will be the responsibility of the student and/or parent/guardian and a loss of computer privileges will result.  Students are responsible for whatever is contained in files assigned to them. The Henry County R-1 School District reserves the right to access any material stored in student files and will edit or remove any objectionable material. 
 
        The use of the network and Internet is a privilege that may be revoked by any district representative anytime for abusive conduct. Such conduct would include, but is not limited to the placing of unlawful information on or through the computer system, hacking, unauthorized disclosure of personal information, downloading programs, using sites that allow access to blocked sites, and the use of student’s access to obtain, view, download, or otherwise gain access to objectionable material.  Student use of chat lines or e-mail over the Internet will not be allowed.
 
            The Internet is an association of diverse communication and information networks.  It provides many educational opportunities and despite the fact that the district maintains a filtering system, it is possible for a student to run across areas of adult content and material that is objectionable.  Files, programs, graphics, etc. that are inappropriate should not be deliberately opened, printed or distributed.  If opened unintentionally they should be closed immediately, and the supervisor notified.  Students will not be allowed access to the Internet except when supervised by a staff member.