Internet Policy

The director of schools shall develop and implement procedures for appropriate Internet use by

students. Procedures shall address the following:

1. General rules and ethics of Internet use.

2. Prohibited or illegal activities, including, but not limited to:1

• Sending or displaying offensive messages or pictures

• Using obscene language

• Harassing, insulting, defaming or attacking others

• Damaging computers, computer systems or computer networks

• Hacking or attempting unauthorized access

• Violation of copyright laws

• Trespassing in another's folders, work or files

• Intentional misuse of resources

• Using another's password or other identifier (impersonation)

• Use of the network for commercial purposes

• Buying or selling on the Internet



Internet safety measures shall be implemented that effectively address the following:

• Controlling access by students to inappropriate matter on the Internet and World

Wide Web

• Safety and security of students when they are using electronic mail, chat rooms,

and other forms of direct electronic communications

• Preventing unauthorized access, including "hacking" and other unlawful activities

by students on-line

• Unauthorized disclosure, use and dissemination of personal information regarding


• Restricting students' access to materials harmful to them

The director of schools/designee shall establish a process to ensure the district's education technology

is not used for purposes prohibited by law or for accessing sexually explicit materials. The process

shall include, but not be limited to:

• Utilizing technology that blocks or filters Internet access (for both students and

adults) to material that is obscene, child pornography or harmful to students

• Maintaining and securing a usage log

• Monitoring on-line activities of students

The Board shall provide reasonable public notice of, and at least one (1) public hearing or meeting

to address and communicate, its Internet safety measures.

A written parental consent shall be required prior to the student being granted access to electronic media

involving district technological resources. The required permission/agreement form, which shall specify

acceptable uses, rules of on-line behavior, access privileges and penalties for policy/procedural violations,

must be signed by the parent/legal guardian of minor students (those under 18 years of age) and

also by the student. This document shall be executed each year and shall be valid only in the school

year in which it was signed unless parent(s) provide written notice that consent is withdrawn. In order

to rescind the agreement, the student's parent/guardian ( or the student who is at least 18 years old) must

provide the director of schools with a written request.