Student Computer Acceptable Use Agreement computer

    Acceptable Use Policy for Network Access & Equipment Use
    The information systems and Internet access available through EHPS are available to support
    learning, enhance instruction, and support system business practices.
    EHPS information systems are operated for the mutual benefit of all users.
    The use of the EHPS equipment and its Network is a privilege, not a right. Users should not do, or attempt to do,
    anything that might disrupt the operation of the network or equipment and/or interfere with the learning of other
    students or work of other EHPS employees. The EHPS Network is connected to the Internet, and network of
    networks, which enables people to interact with hundreds of thousands of networks and computers. All access
    to the EHPS Network shall be pre-approved by the principal or technology coordinator. The school or office may
    restrict or terminate any user’s access, without prior notice, if such action is deemed necessary to maintain
    computing availability and security for other users of the systems. Additional information can be found in
    Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) as well as references
    stated in EHPS Board Policy 3095 for students and 5090 for staff.
    Respect for Others
        Users should respect the rights of others using the EHPS Network by:
     Using assigned equipment as directed.
     Being considerate when using scarce resources.
     Always logging off equipment and closing apps after finishing work.
     Not deliberately attempting to disrupt system performance or interfere with the work of other users.
     Leaving equipment and room in good condition for the next user or class.
    Ethical Conduct for Users
    Accounts on the EHPS Network, both school-based and central, are considered private, although absolute
    securityof any data cannot be guaranteed. It is the responsibility of the user to:
     Use only his or her account or password. It is a violation to give access to an account to any other user.
     Recognize and honor the intellectual property of others; comply with legal restrictions regarding plagiarism
        and the use and citation of information resources.
     Not read, modify, or remove files owned by other users.
     Restrict the use of the EHPS Network and resources to the mission or function of the school system.
        The EHPS Network is not intended for personal use or private gain.
     Help maintain the integrity of the school information system. Deliberate tampering or experimentation
        is not allowed, which includes the use of EHPS Network and resources to illicitly access, tamper with, or
        experiment with systems outside EHPS.
    Respect for Property
    The only software, other than student’ projects, to be used on school computers or the school network
    are those products that the school may legally use. Copying copyrighted software without full compliance
    with terms of a pre-authorized licensing agreement is a serious federal
    offense and will not be tolerated. Modifying any copyrighted software or borrowing software in
    not permitted.
     Do not download or install software applications without permission.
     Do not modify or rearrange keyboards, individual key caps, monitors, printers, or any
        other peripheral equipment.
     Report equipment problems immediately to teacher or technology coordinator.
     Leave equipment and peripherals in their designated places.
     Do not use offensive, obscene, or harassing language when using any EHPS Network
    Information may not be posted if it: violates the privacy of others, jeopardizes
    the health and safety of students, is obscene or libelous, causes disruption of school
    activities, plagiarizes the work of others, is a commercial advertisement, or is not
    approved by the principals or technology coordinator.
     Users will not change or delete files belonging to others.
     Students are not to reveal personal information (last name, home address, phone number)
         in correspondence with unknown parties.
     Users exercising their privilege to use the Internet, as an educational resource shall accept
         the responsibility for all material they receive.
     Users are prohibited from accessing portions of the Internet that do not promote the
        instructional mission of EHPS.
     All student-produced web pages are subject to approval and ongoing review by the
        responsible teacher and/or principal. All web pages should reflect the mission and
         character of the school.
    Parents must be vigilant in teaming with the district to monitor and educate students of the
    potential dangers of inappropriate uses of electronic media. The District assumes no responsibility
    for inappropriate actions taken by a student.
    I, _________________________________ (User’s Name) understand that access to the EHPS
    network is designed for educational purposes but will also allow my access to external computer
    databases, networks, etc. that are not controlled by EHPS. I also Understand that some materials
    available through these external sources may be inappropriate and objectionable; however, I
    acknowledge that it is impossible for EHPS to screen or review all of the materials available
    through these sources. I agree to adhere and convey standards for appropriate and acceptable use
    when using the EHPS Network or any other electronic media or communications associated with
    _______________ __________________________ ______________________________
    Date User’s Name (Please Print) User’s Signature
    _______________ __________________________ ______________________________
    Date Parent/Guardian Name (Please Print) Signature

Last Modified on April 9, 2014