Holy Name School
Acceptable Use Policy for Networks, Including the Internet
Holy Name School is fortunate to have a connection to the Internet to
supplement the other educational resources already available to staff and
students. Through the Internet, your child will have the entire world at his
or her fingertips and be able to explore it.
This wonderful resourc brings with it additional responsibility. As Internet
users, we must be aware of the many issues that surround the Internet. There
are also many valuable resources available on the Internet that may not be
found elsewhere. There are alos many sites that can be considered
inappropriate for students and serve no educational purposes. When using the
Internet, students will be supervised by Holy Name School Staff. However, due
to the nature of the Internet and evolving technology, even with supervision,
students may get to an inappropriate site. It is the student's
responsibility to report any inappropriate site to the teacher and return to
the educational topic assigned.
As part of our internet safety policy, we will educate students about
appropriate online behavior, including interacting with other individuals on
social networking websites and in chat rooms, and cyberbullying awareness and
response. This is required by the Protecting Children in the 21st Century
The following Acceptance and Use Policy (AUP) should be read carefully and
understood by all Internet users. As parents/guardians, you should review it
in detail with your children before they begin using the Internet in their
school. The Acceptance Use Policy was developed to ensure the safety of all
Holy Name School uses a filtering system designed to prevent access to
educationally inappropriate sites. However, it is important to understand
that no solution is perfect, we cannot guarantee that students will not have
access to inappropriate sites.
Parents should be aware that Holy Name School educators can request that a
specific site be blocked or unblocked. Such decisions will be made by those
responsible for monitoring the filtering service.
It is important that you and your children understand that any violation of
the AUP may result in the loss of the Internet and e-mail privileges or other
disciplinary action as listed in the school handbook. We ask that you work
with your children in reinforcing the behaviors associated with the AUP and
the student contract. Please also note that our filtering system allows us
to track and monitor all computer use on the network.
STUDENTS ARE PROHIBITED FROM USING PORTABLE MEDIA IN THE SCHOOL INCLUDING
CDS, DVDS AND FLOPPY OR FLASH DRIVES.
It is the policy of Holy Name School that all technology used to access the
network will be used in a responsible, legal and ethical manner. Failure to
do so will result in the termination of the network privileges for the user.
Individual users of the network - students and adults - are responsible for
their use of the network. The use of the network must be in support of
education and research and must be consistent with academic actions of Holy
Name School and will be under the supervision of Holy Name School Staff. Use
of the network for any illegal or commericial activites is prohibited.
A reponsible network user will:
* Use language that is considered appropriate.
* Be polite.
* Send information that other users will not find offensive.
* Conform to copyright laws and always give credit to the author of
the material used.
* Never reveal personal information about any user such as address,
telephone number, credit card numbers, social security number, etc.
* Neither tamper with the system nor alter, delete or destroy any files
or data that are not yours.
A responsible network user must be aware that:
* Use of the network is a PRIVILEGE not a RIGHT.
* The Holy Name School network is to be used only for educational
* It is important to log off the computer at the end of every session,
so another users cannot use your password.
* Violation of this policy will result in the possible los of Internet
privileges, use of school equipment and/or disciplinary action pursuant
to the Code of Ethics for Catholic Schools and/or prosecution under
state and federal law.
* Persons issued an account are responsible for its use at all times.
* Students are not permitted to access e-mail or use portable storage
devices in school.
PLAGIARISM IS THE ACT OF USING SOMEONE ELSE'S WORDS OR IDEAS AS YOUR OWN.
STUDENTS ARE REQUIRED TO GIVE PROPER CREDIT TO ALL INTERNET SOURCES USED IN
ACADEMIC ASSIGNMENTS, WHETHER QUOTED OR SUMMARIZED. THIS INCLUDES ALL FORMS
OF MEDIA ON THE INTERNET, SUCH AS GRAPHICS, MUSIC, MOVIES AND TEXT.
PLAGIARISM OF INTERNET SOURCES WILL BE TREATED IN THE SAME MANNER AS ANY
OTHER INCIDENCES OF PLAGIARISM, AS STATED IN THE SCHOOL HANDBOOK.