Acceptable Use -The use of your account must be in support of education and research and consistent with the educational objectives of Central Catholic High School. Use of another organization’s network or computing resources must comply with the rules appropriate for that network. Students must not access social networking sites or gaming sites, unless under teacher supervision for an educational purpose.
Privileges – The use of the Internet is a privilege, not a right. Access to the Internet must be expressly permitted in any area of the school. Inappropriate use will result in a cancellation of those privileges. The system administrator and the Principal will deem what is inappropriate use, and their decision is final.
Unacceptable Use includes but is not limited to the following:
Copyright/intellectual property and identity – all sources obtained for student work must be properly cited. Transferring copyrighted material to and from school without the express permission of the owner is a violation of Federal Law.
Network Etiquette – You are expected to abide by the generally accepted rules of network etiquette. These include, but are not limited to, the following:
Communications – Electronic and/or digital communications between students and teacher should be conducted solely for appropriate educational purposes and employ only school-sanctioned means. This includes teacher webpages, teacher school e-mail, school phone number, and educationally-focused networking sites. Students should not have access to teachers’ personal e-mail or phone number. If a student contacts a teacher using personal numbers, e-mail or networking sites, the teacher will notify the Principal immediately.
Security – Security on any computer system is a high priority, especially when the system involves many users. If you feel you can identify a security problem on the Internet, you must notify the system administrator or your teacher. Do not demonstrate the problem to other users. Attempts to log on to the Internet as a system administrator will result in cancellation of user privileges. Any user identified as a security risk or having a history of problems with other computer systems may be denied access to Internet and the computer labs.
Respect for other’s property – Do not access, view, alter, erase, or damage another individual’s account or disk/CD/DVD. Entering or attempting to enter someone’s account is strictly forbidden and will result in cancellation of privileges.
Remote Access – Students accessing CCHS’s web pages, Facebook page, or databases from a remote location remain responsible for complying with the terms of this policy.
Social Media – All standards in this handbook for appropriate behavior apply to students who subscribe to any public or private access Internet site. This includes, but is not limited to, Facebook, MySpace, or Twitter. Consequences for students representing themselves or the school in a manner that is deemed inappropriate or in violation of any of the standards will be disciplined.