USE OF TECHNOLOGY RESOURCES
(Use of Electronic Resources)
Electronic resources shall refer to any device, communication tool or Intra- or Internet online resource including but not limited to laptops, netbooks, PC computers, PDAs or Smart cell phones (i.e., texting, video recording, photographs).
Internet Access Guidelines
● Use of the Internet must be supportive of and consistent with the educational objectives of the District.
● When accessing another organization's network or computing resources, the user must comply with the rules appropriate for that network:
■ Be polite. Never send or encourage others to send abusive messages.
■ Use appropriate language. Do not swear or use vulgarities or any other inappropriate language. Illegal activities are strictly forbidden.
■ Do not reveal your personal address or phone number or the personal addresses or phone numbers of other students or colleagues.
■ Note that electronic mail (e-mail) is not guaranteed to be private. People who operate the system do have access to all mail. Messages relating to or in support of illegal activities shall be reported to the authorities.
■ Do not use the network in such a way that you would disrupt the use of the network by other users.
■ All communications and information accessible via the network should be assumed to be District property.
● Access to, submittal, publication, display or retrieval of any material in violation of any United States or state regulation is prohibited, including, but not limited to, copyrighted material; threatening, racially offensive, abusive, defamatory, profane, sexually oriented, pornographic, or obscene material; or material protected by trade secret.
● Use for individual profit or gain or other commercial activities is not acceptable.
● Use for product advertisement or political action or political activities is prohibited.
● Contributing to cyberbullying, hate mail, harassment, discriminatory remarks, and other antisocial behaviors.
● Intentionally seeking information on, obtaining copies of, or modifying files, other data, or passwords belonging to other users, or misrepresenting other users on electronic resources.
● Excessive personal use that negatively impacts individual's performance.
● Using an electronic resources account authorized for another person.
● Making use of the electronic resources in a manner that serves to disrupt the use of District network by others.
● Unauthorized downloading or installation of any software, including shareware and freeware, for use on District electronic resources.
● Malicious use of electronic resources to develop programs that harass other users or infiltrate a computer or computing system and/or damage the software components of a computer or computing system.
● Any attempt to defeat or bypass the District's Internet filter by using or trying to use proxies, https, special ports, modification to District browser settings or any other techniques, designed to avoid being blocked form inappropriate content or to conceal Internet activity.
● Recording video, audio or photographic content without providing notice to all participants (for example, verbal conversations and meetings).
● Uploading video, audio or photographic content to any Internet resource without explicit consent of all parties involved.
Privileges and consequences:
● The use of the Internet is a privilege, not a right.
● Inappropriate use will result in a more limited and supervised use of electronic resources.
● Attempts to log on to the District network as a system administrator will result in cancellation of user privileges.
● If a user identifies a security problem on the Internet, the user must:
■ Notify an administrator or a faculty member.
■ Refrain from demonstrating the problem to other users.
■ Refrain from use of another individual's account without written permission from that individual.
Sanctions for Violations:
● Any activity that violates Policy IJNDB or this regulation should be reported to the school administrator. Disciplinary action, if any, for the students, staff, and other users shall be consistent with the District's standard policies and procedures. Violations of electronic resources policies can constitute cause for revocation of access privileges, suspension of access to the District's electronic resources, other employee or school disciplinary action, and/or other appropriate legal or criminal action including restitution, if appropriate. Students shall be subject to Sunnyside Unified School District (SUSD) Code of Conduct Policy, as appropriate.
● The District makes no warranties of any kind, whether expressed or implied, for the service it is providing. The District will not be responsible for any damages incurred. This includes loss of data resulting from delays, missed deliveries, or service interruptions caused by its own negligence or the user's errors or omissions. Use of any information obtained via the Internet is at the user's own risk. The District specifically denies any responsibility for the accuracy or quality of information obtained through its Internet services.