Internet Usage Policies
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:
- Giving out personal information about another person, including home address phone number, or e-mail address.
- Accessing home e-mail accounts from school, signing up for home e-mail accounts, or using instant messages through the CCHS network.
- Using the network for commercial or for-profit purposes or personal business,
- Using the network for product advertisement or political lobbying
- Intentionally seeking information on, obtaining copies of, or modifying files, photos, other data, or passwords belonging to other users, falsely represent or misrepresent other users on the network.
- Disrupting the use of the network by others. Hardware and/or software shall not be destroyed, modified, or abused in any way.
- Installing or using a proxy server, or proxy server websites with the intent to bypass web content filters,
- 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 computing system,
- Transmitting hate mail, chain letters, mass mailings, harassment, discriminatory remarks, and/or other antisocial behaviors,
- The unauthorized installation of any software, including shareware and freeware, for use on school computers,
- Using the network to access or process pornographic material, inappropriate text files (as determined by the system administrator or building administrator), or files dangerous to the integrity of the local area network,
- Downloading entertainment software or other files not related to the mission and objectives of Central Catholic High School for transfer to a user’s home computer, personal computer, or other media. This prohibition pertains to freeware, shareware, copyrighted commercial and non-commercial software, and all other forms of software and files not directly related to the instructional and administrative purposes of Central Catholic High School.
- Downloading, copying, otherwise duplicating, and/or distributing copyrighted materials without the specific written permission of the copyright owner is prohibited, except that duplication and/or distribution of materials for educational purposes is permitted when such duplication and/or distribution would fall within the Fair Use Doctrine of the United States Copyright Law (Title 17, USC).
- Use of the network for any unlawful purpose is prohibited.
- Use of profanity, obscenity, racist terms, or other language that may be offensive to another user is prohibited.
- Playing games is prohibited unless specifically authorized by a teacher for instructional purposes.
- Establishing network or Internet connections to live communications, including voice and/or video (relay chat), is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the system administrator.
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:
- Do not reveal the personal address or phone number of students, teachers, administrators, or yourself.
- Do not use the network in such a way that you would disrupt the use of the network by other users.
- All communications and information accessible via the network should be assumed to be private property.
- Be polite. Do not get abusive in any postings on the Internet.
- When finished with a computer, log off.
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.
- The name, Central Catholic High School may not be used or associated with any unofficial social media pages
- Central Catholic High School makes no warranties of any kind, whether expressed or implied, for the service it is providing. Central Catholic High School will not be responsible for any damages a student might suffer. These include loss of data resulting from delays, non-deliveries, mis-deliveries, or service interruptions caused by its own negligence or a student’s errors or omissions. Use of any information obtained via theInternet is at the student’s own risk. Central Catholic High School specifically denies all responsibility for the accuracy or quality of information obtained through its services.