ThetNet Acceptable Use Policy (AUP)

THETNET CONTRACT FOR USE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

It is a privilege to use technology on ThetNet; abuse the privilege, and you lose it. Good common sense will tell you what is appropriate! Below are some examples, but see the complete Acceptable Use Policy on file at TA or TES for more details. Your compliance with the rules may be monitored by the System Administrator at any time. Electronic mail (e-mail), Web, or any on-line access is not private, because it must pass through (and may be stored on) many other computers before reaching you. Others may monitor the network as needed.

A. Respect privacy &emdash; Your account is for your use only. Do not give your password to anyone or let them use the computer after you enter your password. DO NOT USE ANYONE ELSE'S ACCOUNT!

Penalty: Loss of e-mail and/or access privileges for up to 45 school days

B. Respect our community standards of decency &emdash; Do not send, save, print or access inappropriate material. Examples include: pornographic, obscene, threatening, violent, degrading, or illegal material.

Penalty: Loss of e-mail and/or access privileges for up to 90 school days

C. Respect the limits of the system &emdash; Keep it brief: no large messages, chain letters, or mail groups that generate large quantities of mail. Report instances of receiving such material to the System Administrator. Do not print long documents - ask permission if more than 15 pages.

Penalty: Loss of e-mail and/or access privileges for up to 45 school days

D. Respect copyright and intellectual-property regulations &emdash; Do not send or use items that violate copyright laws. This includes, but is not limited to: text, pictures, and software (including games not provided by the schools).

Penalty: Loss of all privileges for up to 45 school days

E. Respect the educational purpose of the system &emdash; Do not participate in soliciting, advertising, chat rooms, web-mail, or web games. Students using technology for school related activities have priority over all other users.

Penalty: Loss of all privileges for up to 45 school days

F. Respect the system security and configuration &emdash; Do not attempt to violate system security or interfere with system performance. Do not alter, enhance, fix, or otherwise damage computer hardware or software. If you purposefully damage the equipment, you must pay for repairs. If you are not sure about any alteration, get permission from the System Administrator first.

Penalty: Loss of all privileges for up to 180 school days

G. Respect the law &emdash; Do not send messages relating to or supporting illegal activities. They may be reported to law enforcement authorities.

Penalty: Loss of all privileges for up to 180 school days

• IF YOU FIND A COMPUTER NOT WORKING OR DAMAGED, IMMEDIATELY REPORT IT TO THE ADULT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE AREA, OTHERWISE YOU MAY BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR THE DAMAGE.

• IF YOU FIND INAPPROPRIATE DOCUMENTS OR E-MAIL MESSAGES, IMMEDIATELY NOTIFY THE ADULT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE AREA.

ThetNet agrees to provide reasonable technology access to all members of the Thetford educational community. I agree to use good judgment and follow the above guidelines while using technology. I understand that my privileges to use technology may be removed if I use it in an inappropriate manner.

NAME (Please print): ______________________________ GRADE: ____________

SIGNATURE: ___________________________________ DATE: ______________

At Ease Password(TA only):__________ (at least 4 characters) BlitzMail (e-mail) Password:____________ (max. of 8 characters)

PARENT / GUARDIAN AGREEMENT(Adult members of ThetNet community do not need to complete this section)

I have reviewed the guidelines for acceptable use of information technology on ThetNet. I understand that student access to this technology is designed for educational purposes, and that the school takes reasonable precautions to restrict access to inappropriate and controversial material. I recognize that full restriction may be impossible, and will not hold the school responsible for materials acquired on this network. I hereby grant permission for ThetNet to issue an account to my child. Parents will be notified of any violations.

PARENT / GUARDIAN SIGNATURE: ____________________________________ DATE: ___________

E-MAIL ADDRESS (not required):________________________________________________________ Revised: 1/26/00


Last Updated January, 2000 (Bill Weyrick)