Responsible Use Policy

Purpose

This document establishes specific requirements for all information technology resources provided by the Institution. Using these technology resources is a privilege, not a right. The network allows the user access to valuable resources, and it is expected that the user will behave in a responsible, ethical, and legal manner while respecting the rights of other users.

Scope

This document is intended for students in grades six through nine. Regardless of the ownership of the device connected to the network, the user is responsible for their actions. All users have the privilege to access the network, and with that privilege comes the responsibility to ensure that all uses of the network are appropriate.

Policy

Acceptable Use of Technology

Unacceptable Use of Technology

Code of Conduct: Netiquette

Consequences

All users of the network must read, understand, and agree to comply with this policy prior to being granted access. Any user violating, or demonstrating the intent to violate, the guidelines set forth in this policy may face disciplinary action. Depending on the nature and severity of the policy violation or number of past violations, the Institution may take one or more of the following disciplinary actions:

Related Links

Digital Citizenship

ISTE Standards

Social Media Acceptable Use Guidelines

Effective Date: January 1, 2016

Last Reviewed: December 2015

Next Scheduled Review: December 2016