SALESIAN HIGH SCHOOL INTERNET SAFETY
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
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
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.
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.
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
Procedures for the
disabling or otherwise modifying any technology protection measures shall be
the responsibility of the Technology Coordinator or designated representatives.
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
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
High School's computer
network and connection to the Internet exists for the sole purpose of education
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.
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.
Taking pictures or recording teachers or staff members without specific written
permission from that person and the Principal is grounds for dismissal.
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
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.