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Claysburg-Kimmel School District
Student Internet & Computer Use Agreement

The following usage rules and guidelines apply:

1. Network accounts are to be used only by the authorized owner of the account for the authorized purpose. The person’s name on the account is responsible at all times for its proper use. Students are not permitted to use another’s login ID or password.

2. Students should not copy other people’s work or intrude into other people’s files, work, or folders.

3. Hardware or software shall not be destroyed, modified, or abused in any way. Destruction of computer software, hardware, printers, or other lab equipment is prohibited.

4. Malicious use of the network to develop programs that harass other users or infiltrate a computer or computing system and/or damage the software components of a computer or computer system is prohibited.

5. Harassment, threats, intimidation and other behaviors contrary to the educational goals of the Claysburg-Kimmel School District are prohibited on the network.

6. The illegal installation of copyrighted software, shareware, or games for use on the district computers is prohibited.

7. Use of the network to access or process pornographic material, inappropriate text files or files dangerous to the integrity of the local area network (LAN) is prohibited.

8. Students may not attempt to circumvent, disable or otherwise render ineffective the technology protection measures used by the district. Students are prohibited from using any means to bypass filters or security including proxy servers.

9. Accessing, producing, posting, sending, printing, or displaying material that is offensive by nature is prohibited. This includes obscene, discriminating, profane, lewd, vulgar, violent, inflammatory, threatening, disrespectful, or sexually suggestive language or images. Should students encounter such material by accident, they should report it to their teacher immediately.

10. Listening to music CDs at any time is not permitted in the school (SEE STUDENT HANDBOOK). Also, students are not permitted to listen to music from Internet sites or mp3 players.

11. Do not spread computer viruses, including deliberate attempts to degrade or disrupt the system or network performance, to include “hacking” of any system outside the network or other unlawful activities online is strictly prohibited. Such attempts will be viewed as criminal activity under applicable state and federal law.

12. Reading or sending e-mail from an account other than a school provided account and/or using instant messenger are prohibited.

13. Posting information that could be disruptive, offensive, cause damage, or endanger students or staff will not be tolerated.

14. Notify an adult immediately, if by accident, you encounter materials which violate the rules of appropriate use.

15. The administrator has the right to make any adjustments or changes to the consequences as he/she deems necessary.

16. Students without a signed agreement form will not be permitted to use computers.

I understand and will abide by the above Student Internet & Computer Use Agreement. I further understand that any violation of the regulations above is unethical and may constitute a criminal offense.

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