Happy Camp High School

Technology Policy

Internet Acceptable Use Agreement (Student)

Internet Acceptable Use Agreement (Student)
Name: ___________________________________ Date: ___/___/___
Siskiyou Union HSD wants to provide you Internet/Computer access as part of your education. The
network is provided for students to conduct research, complete assignments,and communicate with
others. The following is an Acceptable Use Agreement that covers six conditions or facets of being a
Digital Citizen. Please read and sign this agreement so that you can enjoy this privilege.
1. Respect Yourself. I will show respect for myself through my actions. I will select online names
that are appropriate and not use false identities. I will consider the information and images that I
post online. I will consider what personal information about my life, experiences,
experimentation or relationships I post. I will not be obscene.
2. Protect Yourself. I will ensure that the information, images and materials I post online will not
put me at risk. I will not publish my personal details, contact details, or a schedule of my
activities. I will report any attacks or inappropriate behaviour directed at me. I will protect
passwords, accounts and resources. I will use my access for educational use and not for any
profit-making or unlawful activities. I will not visit sites that are degrading, pornographic, racist
or inappropriate.
3. Respect Others. I will show respect for others. I will not use electronic mediums to flame,
bully, harass or stalk other people. I will show respect for other people by not using/altering
their passwords/accounts. I will not abuse my access rights and I will not enter other
people's private spaces or areas. I will only use computers or networks that I’ve been given
permission to access. I am responsible for the appropriateness of the material I send/post.
4. Protect Others. I will protect others by reporting abuse, not forwarding inappropriate
materials, images, or communication, including spam/junk mail. I will protect the private
information of others (Ex. Email and Skype addresses, contact details, cell numbers)
5. Respect Intellectual/Physical property. I will not plagiarize the work of others, suitably citing
any and all use of websites, books, media, etc. I will validate information. I will use and abide
by the Fair Use rules and will request permission to use the materials of others. I will use the
school’s computers, software, and other technology equipment with care and encourage
others to do the same.
6. Protect Intellectual Property. I will request to use the software and media others produce. I
will use free and open source alternatives rather than pirating software. I will purchase, license
and register all software. I will purchase my music and media, and refrain from distributing
these in a manner that violates their licenses. I will act with integrity.
By signing this agreement, I undertake to always act in a manner that is respectful to myself and
others, to act appropriately in a moral and ethical manner. I agree to follow the principles of digital
citizenship outlined in this agreement and accept that failing to follow these tenets will have
consequences. I understand school/district administrators will deem what is inappropriate use, take
appropriate action, and determine consequences. Consequences may include restriction of
computer/network access, suspension/expulsion, reimbursement for damage/loss of property, and
legal action. (PARENTS: Check box “B” on registration form to acknowledge you have read
this policy and agree/do not agree to the terms and conditions of this agreement.)
Signed: Date: ___/___/___