IJNDB Acceptable Use for Network, Internet and E-Mail Services
Purpose: To establish
the board's vision and the basic structure for the acceptable use for network, Internet
and e-mail services.
Technology is a vital
part of education and the curriculum of the district. In an effort to promote
learning and expand educational resources for students, the district has made
arrangements to provide network, Internet, and e-mail access to students and staff.
The district's goal in providing these services is to promote educational
excellence by facilitating resource sharing, communication and innovation.
Access to the
network, Internet and e-mail services is a privilege, not a right. With this
privilege, there also is a responsibility to use these technologies solely for
educational purposes and not to access inappropriate materials. To that end,
the district administration is directed to develop appropriate guidelines
governing the use of district computers to access these technologies. The
district administration is also directed to implement such technology
protection measures and safety rules as may be required by the conditions of
eligibility for any federal or state technology funding assistance program.
As part of the
implementation of the administration's guidelines, students and staff must be
instructed on the appropriate use of the network, Internet and e-mail services.
Students also must sign a form acknowledging that they have read and understand
the acceptable use for network, Internet and e-mail services policy and
administrative rule, that they will comply with the policy and administrative
rule and that they understand the consequences of violating the policy or
administrative rule. District staff must sign a similar acknowledgement form
before they will be allowed to access the network, Internet and e-mail
services. Inappropriate use by any person will not be tolerated.
47 USC Section 254(h) - Children’s Internet Protection Act.
The Digital Millennium
Copyright Act of 1998, Section 512 - Limitations on liability relating to material
S.C. Code of Laws,
1976, as amended:
Section 10-1-205 - Computers
in public libraries; regulation of Internet access.
Section 16-3-850 -
Encountering child pornography while processing film or working on a computer.
Section 16-15-305 -
Disseminating, procuring or promoting obscenity unlawful; definitions; penalties;
obscene material designated contraband.
BARNWELL SCHOOL DISTRICT 45