Student Internet Acceptable Use
District Procedure 4580 provides information about the privileges and responsibilities of using the Internet and district networks as part of your student’s educational experience. The district SanDiNet is an electronic network with access to the Internet.
Students will have access to:
2. Acceptable Use
3. Prohibited Uses
a. Bullying by using information and communication technologies (cyber-bulling);
b. Defamatory, inappropriate, abusive, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, threatening, racially offensive or illegal material;
c. Advertisements, solicitations, commercial ventures or political lobbying;
d. Information that encourages the use of controlled substances or the use of the system for the purpose of inciting crime;
e. Material that violates copyright laws. (District Procedure 7038)
f. Vandalism, unauthorized access, “hacking,” or tampering with hardware or software, including introducing “viruses” or pirated software, is strictly prohibited (Penal Code, Section 502).
Warning: Inappropriate use WILL result in the cancellation of network privileges. The site system administrator(s) or district security administrator may close an account at any time deemed necessary. Depending on the seriousness of the offense, any combination of the following policies/procedures will be enforced: Education Code, district procedures, and school site discipline/ network use policy.
5. Network Rules and Etiquette
a. Be polite. Do not send abusive messages to anyone.
b. Use appropriate language. Do not swear, use vulgarities or any other inappropriate language. Anything pertaining to illegal activities is strictly forbidden. Note: E- mail and web-based programs are not private and are subject to review by district staff. People who operate the system have access to all mail. Messages relating to, or in support of, illegal activities must be reported to appropriate authorities.
c. Maintain privacy. Do not reveal the personal address, phone numbers, personal web sites or images of yourself or other persons. Before publishing a student’s picture, first name, or work on the Internet, the school must have on file a parent release authorizing publication.
d. Cyber-bullying is considered harassment. Refer to The Policy Against Harassment & Discrimination.
e. Respect copyrights. All communications and information accessible via the network are assumed to be the property of the author and should not be reused without his/her permission.
f. Do not disrupt the network.
Cyber-bullying is the use of any electronic communication device to convey a message in any form (text, image, audio, or video) that intimidates, harasses, or is otherwise intended to harm, insult, or humiliate another in a deliberate, repeated, or hostile and unwanted manner. Staff and students will refrain from using personal communication devices or district property to cyber-bully one another. Cyber-bullying may include but is not limited to:
a. Spreading information or pictures to embarrass;
b. Heated unequal argument online that includes making rude, insulting or vulgar remarks;
c. Isolating an individual from his or her peer group;
d. Using someone else’s screen name and pretending to be that person;
e. Forwarding information or pictures meant to be private.
Vandalism will result in cancellation of privileges. This includes, but is not limited to, the uploading or creation of computer viruses.