General User Policy



General User Policy

DISTRICT COMPUTER AND INTERNET CODE OF CONDUCT and ACCEPTABLE USE AGREEMENT

Use of the School District computer system and access to the Internet by students and staff of California Montessori Project shall be in support of education and research that is consistent with the mission and curriculum of the district.  Internet use is limited to those persons who have been issued district-approved accounts.  Use will be in accordance with the District’s Acceptable Use Procedures and this Code of Conduct.  Users shall, at a minimum, abide by the following:

1.       Keep confidential and protect all computer and Internet passwords, access codes or logon information from disclosure to others.

 

2.       Protect your own privacy and that of other School District students and staff.  Do not reveal your personal information (such as address, phone numbers, or Social Security Numbers) or the personal information of other students or staff.

 

3.       Respect the privacy of other users.  Do not use other users’ passwords.  Unauthorized use of passwords, access codes or other confidential account information may subject the user(s) to discipline and to both civil and criminal liability.

 

4.       Be aware that the School District cannot guarantee the privacy of electronic mail (e-mail).  People who operate the system do have access to all mail.  Messages relating to or in support of illegal activities may be reported to the authorities.

 

5.       Be ethical and courteous.

a.       Do not send hate, harassing or obscene mail, discriminatory remarks, or demonstrate other antisocial behavior. 

b.      Use appropriate language.  Do not swear, use vulgarities or any other inappropriate language.

 

6.       Maintain the integrity of files and data.  Do not modify or copy files/data of other users without their consent.

 

7.       Treat information created by others as the private property of the creator.  Respect copyrights.  Software protected by copyright shall not be copied except as licensed and stipulated by the copyright owner.

 

8.       Use the network in a way that does not disrupt its use by others.

9.       Do not use the Internet for commercial purposes.  Transmission of commercial or personal advertisements, solicitations, promotions, destructive programs or other unauthorized use related to the mission or curriculum of the School District is prohibited.

 

10.   Do not destroy, modify or abuse the hardware or software in any way.  Users shall report any suspected abuse, damage to equipment or tampering with files to the School District system operators.

 

11.   Do not develop or pass on programs that harass other users or infiltrate a computer or computing system and/or damage the software components of a computer or computing system, such as viruses, worms, “chain” messages, global mailings, ResEdit, etc.  Do not “hack” the system.  Attempts to gain unauthorized access to confidential information or private directories maintained by the School District or to circumvent privacy protections on internal files or non-public restricted files, accounts or directories of any external source is a violation of this code of conduct, and may subject the user to civil or criminal liability.

 

12.   Do not use the Internet to view, access download or process pornographic, obscene, indecent, profane or otherwise inappropriate material.

 

13.   Use of the system to access games and use the computer time for game playing shall be restricted solely to instances directed and monitored by instructional staff and is limited to games, which address educational goals.

 

14.   In addition to disciplinary sanctions which the School District may impose upon students and staff under applicable policies, codes of conduct or administrative regulations, the District reserves the right to remove a user’s account and deny use and access of the computer system if it is determined that the use is engaged in unauthorized activity or is violating this code of conduct.