As blogs and online journals become more common, it is important for our students to remember to protect themselves from online predators.
Student Acceptable Use Policy Agreement
Greenville County Schools has developed a computer network that connects all schools to each other, the District Office, and the Internet. Additionally, students use this network to access school card catalogs in the media center. "Acceptable use" of this network is use that is consistent with the instructional goals of the District. Electronic teaching and learning tools and online access are designed to support student education. The District takes precautions by using filtering software to keep inappropriate Internet sites out of the classroom. Internet filters are not a substitute for educators diligently monitoring students’ computer and Internet use. Students will be appropriately monitored to ensure that they are complying with the school’s acceptable use policy (AUP) and other school rules. If you, the student, break "acceptable use" rules, you may lose the privilege to use both classroom computers and/or the Internet. Further disciplinary and/or legal action may be taken at the discretion of the school administration.
- Treat computer equipment with care and respect – Willful destruction of any computer equipment or software will be considered vandalism, and may warrant the involvement of local law officials.
- Any written text, graphics or executable files created, downloaded, displayed, or exchanged with another student or teacher must be education-related and not offensive in any way.
- Do not use school computers for illegal activities such as planting viruses or hacking.
- Do not use school computers for commercial purposes.
- Follow copyright laws at all times – See District copyright policies for more information. If you have questions about the legality of using software, text, graphics, or music you find online, ask your teacher or media specialist for guidance.
- Keep your password secret – You will be held responsible for all computer activities associated with your password. For example, if you share your password with your friend and he/she signs on as you and breaks one of the rules outlined above, you may be held responsible.
- All online communication must be polite and not threatening or offensive in any way – The District has the right to review any email sent or received using District equipment. Remember that even if you delete the email, there is a record of its content on file at the District.
- Do not give out personal information on the Internet. Never give out your phone number, social security number, full name, age, home address, or any other personal information