General User Policy



SALESIAN HIGH SCHOOL INTERNET SAFETY

and ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY

 

It is the policy of Salesian High School to: (a) prevent user access over its computer network to, or transmission of, inappropriate material via Internet, electronic mail, or other forms of direct electronic communications; (b) prevent unauthorized access and other unlawful online activity; (c) prevent unauthorized online disclosure, use, or dissemination of personal identification information of minors; and (d) comply with the Children’s Internet Protection Act [Pub.  L. No. 106-554 and USC 254(h)].

 

Definitions:  Key terms are as defined in the Children’s Internet Protection Act.

 

Access to Inappropriate Material:

To the extent practical, technology protection measures (or “Internet filters”) shall be used to block of filter Internet, or other forms of electronic communications, access to inappropriate information.

Specifically, as required by the Children’s Internet Protection Act, blocking shall be applied to visual depictions of material deemed obscene or child pornography, or to any material deemed harmful to minors.  Subject to staff supervision, technology protection measures may be disabled or, in the case of minors, minimized only for bona fide research or other lawful purposes.

 

Inappropriate Network Usage:

To the extent practical, steps shall be taken to promote the safety and security of users of the Salesian High School online computer network when using electronic mail, chat rooms, instant messaging, and other forms of direct electronic communications.  Specifically, as required by the Children’s Internet Protection Act, prevention of inappropriate network usage includes: (a) unauthorized access, including so-called ‘hacking,’ and other unlawful activities; and (b) unauthorized disclosure, use and dissemination of personal identification information regarding minors.

 

Supervision and Monitoring:

It shall be the responsibility of all members of the Salesian High School staff to supervise and monitor usage of the online computer network and access to the Internet in accordance with this policy and the Children’s Internet Protection Act.

Procedures for the disabling or otherwise modifying any technology protection measures shall be the responsibility of the Technology Coordinator or designated representatives.

Adoption:

The Board of Trustees of Salesian High School adopted this Internet Safety Policy on June 12, 2002.

 

CIPA DEFINITION OF TERMS

 

TECHNOLOGY PROTECTION MEASURE:  The term “technology protection measure” means a specific technology that blocks or filters Internet access to visual depictions that are:

1.  OBSCENE, as that term is defined in section 1460 of title 18, United States Code;

2.  CHILD PORNOGRAPHY, as that term is defined in section 2256 of title 18, United States Code; or

3.  Harmful to minors.

 

 

HARMFUL TO MINORS:  The term “harmful to minors” means any picture, image, graphic image file, or other visual depiction that:

1.  Taken as a whole and with respect to minors, appeals to a prurient interest in nudity, sex, or excretion;

2.  Depicts, describes, or represents, in a patently offensive way with respect to what is suitable for minors, an actual or simulated sexual act or sexual contact, actual or simulated normal or perverted sexual acts, or a lewd exhibition of the genitals; and

3.  Taken as a whole, lacks serious literary, artistic, political, or scientific value as to minors.

 

SEXUAL ACT; SEXUAL CONTACT:  The terms “sexual act” and “sexual contact” have the meanings given such terms in section 2246 of title 18, United States Code.

                       

Salesian High School's computer network and connection to the Internet exists for the sole purpose of education and research.  Every member of the Salesian High School family must support and comply with this policy.  Students may use the school's network and Internet connection only with the supervision of their teachers.  The school's Internet connection is always protected by control software.  The use of Salesian High School's network and Internet connection is a privilege, not a right, and can be revoked for any violation of this Internet Safety and Acceptable Use Policy.  This computer network and Internet connection is the sole property of Salesian High School.  No one should have a presumption of privacy with regard to any aspect of the school's network, Internet connection, or e-mail accounts.  No alterations may be made to the school’s web site (www.salesianhigh.org) without the approval and involvement of the Technology Coordinator.

These rules must be followed:

  a. Uploading or saving of any material on school servers or hard drive space in violation of any federal or state regulation is prohibited.  This includes, but is not limited to: copyrighted material, threatening or obscene material, or material protected by trade secret.

  b. Students must abide by the generally accepted rules of network etiquette, including, but not limited to:

        - Be polite, not abusive in your messages to others.

        - Use appropriate language, not vulgar or obscene language.

        - Do not reveal your address, phone number, or those of anyone else.

        - Do nothing to disrupt any of the networks of the Internet

  c. Vandalism will result in the loss of your privilege to use the school's computer equipment as well as financial responsibility for computer restoration and repair.  Vandalism is defined as any malicious attempt to harm or destroy data of another user, including the uploading or creation of computer viruses.  Vandalism also includes the alteration of any files on the school's computers or other damage to hardware or software.

d. The use of laptop computers with laptop connect cards is prohibited everywhere on the school campus.  Students are only permitted to use the school network on campus.

e. Taking pictures or recording teachers or staff members without specific written permission from that person and the Principal is grounds for dismissal.

f. Students need written permission from the school administration to upload to any Internet site any digital picture or video taken on school grounds or at school functions. 

 

 

 

It is understood that as a student you will abide by the terms of this Acceptable Use Policy.  Violation of this policy will result in the loss of privilege to use the school’s computer equipment as well as disciplinary action and possible legal action.