7540 Network and Internet Acceptable Use

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Carmel Clay Schools Network and Internet Responsible Use Guidelines

The Carmel Clay Schools provide network and Internet (hereafter referred to as Network) access to:

Network access is a privilege, not a right, and as such, users take seriously the responsibilities associated with signing this user agreement.

Users should NOT use the Network to:

The Corporation recognizes it may not be possible to technologically limit all Internet access to only those materials that support and enrich the curriculum according to adopted guidelines and reasonable selection criteria. For this reason, at the discretion of the Corporation or the Superintendent, technology protection measures may be configured to protect against access to any material considered inappropriate for students to access. Further, the technology protection measures will not purposefully be disabled at any time that students may be using the Network, if such disabling will cease to protect against access to materials that are prohibited under the Children’s Internet Protection Act and/or Corporation policy and guidelines. Any student who attempts to disable the technology protection measures will be subject to discipline. The Superintendent or his designee may temporarily or permanently unblock access to sites containing appropriate material, if access to such sites has been inappropriately blocked by the technology protection measures. The determination of whether material is appropriate or inappropriate shall be based on:

Users who find themselves inadvertently accessing inappropriate materials or resources are directed to immediately and discretely terminate that access and report the incident to a teacher.

Users are directed to exercise caution while online regarding the disclosure of personal information such as name, gender, home address, telephone number, and are encouraged not to respond to unsolicited online contact and to report to a teacher any online contacts which are frightening, threatening, or otherwise inappropriate.

It is the joint responsibility of students, parents, and employees of the school district to assure the appropriate and effective use of technology to both enhance the quality of student learning and the efficiency of district operations. The smooth and reliable operation of the Network is dependent upon the proper conduct of the end users who must adhere to stated guidelines.

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