Computer Labs and Internet-Use Rules
All staff members are expected to teach students appropriate expectations regarding student use of computers (whether in the lab, or in the classroom), particularly in regard to on-line/internet access.
Computer Lab Expectations (adapt for classroom)
1. All students will be assigned to a specific computer. Teachers will maintain a seating chart and use it to hold students accountable for the care of that computer. If something goes wrong during class, the instructor will be notified immediately or the student may be held responsible at a later time.
2. All programs must be closed at the end of class, leaving the desktop clean and empty. A student monitor will check each computer to make sure that students have closed all programs, left the computer desktop clean, that no vandalism has occurred, and mice are left intact. Turn mice upside to check for roller ball.
3. The lab must be left without any clutter.
4. NO UNSUPERVISED STUDENTS CAN ENTER THE LAB, REGARDLESS OF ABILITY ON THE COMPUTER OR GOOD BEHAVIOR.
5. Abuse of the lab will cause the student to be excluded for a period of time determined by the teacher.
6. If vandalism occurs, a student’s parent/guardian will be held financially responsible for repair or replacement costs of computing equipment.
7. Absolutely no edibles or drinks will be allowed in the lab.
Online/Intenet Safety Rules
[adapted from “Child Safety on the Information Highway,” by the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children]
Students are expected to abide by the following rules for on-line/internet
1. Not give out personal information (such as their address, telephone number, parent’s work address/phone number, or the name and location of the school) without permission of their parent and their teacher,
2. Tell the teacher immediately if they come across any information that makes them feel uncomfortable, and stay out of areas which are forbidden by school rules.
3. Agree to never get together with someone they “meet” on-line without first checking with the teacher and their parents, and with that agreement be sure that it is in a public place and they have a responsible adult present.
4. Never send a person their picture or anything else without permission from their parent and their teacher.
5. Not respond to any messages that are mean, obscene, or make them feel uncomfortable. It is not their fault if they get such a message, but they are to inform the teacher immediately.
6. Talk with the teacher and their parents to set up rules about going on-line, and appropriate areas for them to visit. Agree not to access other areas or break these rules without specific permission from their parents and the teacher.
1. Use the system only for educational and career development activities under the guidance and direction of Kelly staff or parent volunteers.
2. Application must by made by a teacher to the District Internet Committee in order for a student to be able to use a specific newsgroup.
3. Do not download or copy files without staff permission.
Plagarism and Copyright Infringement
1. Do not plagiarize works you find on Internet (take the ideas or writings of others and present them as yours).
2. Respect the rights of copyright owners (don’t reproduce a copyright protected work; follow any language that specifies appropriate use of that work; if you are unsure about whether you can use the work, request permission from the copyright owner or check with a teacher about how to avoid copyright infringement).
Inappropriate Access to Material
1. Do not use the system to access material that is profane, obscene (pornographic), that advocates illegal acts, or advocates violence or discrimination towards others (hate literature), unless it is specifically the purpose of your research and is approved by both your teacher and your parent.
2. If you mistakenly access inappropriate information, immediately tell your teacher to protect yourself against the danger of an intentional violation of this policy.
3. Parents should instruct you regarding additional material they think is inappropriate for you to access; the district expects you to follow your parents’ instructions.
YOU ARE PERSONALLY RESPONSIBLE TO FOLLOW THESE GUIDELINES.
Please note: you leave “electronic footprints” which can be checked by school and district personnel. If you are in violation of the above regulations, any of the following may occur as deemed appropriate:
1. A verbal warning, and contact with a parent.
2. Exclusion from use of the system for some or all of the class time allotted by a specific teacher for work on the system. The teacher when appropriate will provide alternative work. Parents will be notified.
3. Exclusion from school wide use of the system (all classes and library) for a specified time. Parents will be notified. Alternative work will be provided in classes using the system.
4. Building disciplinary plan consequences will be followed.
5. Law enforcement agencies may be involved.
YOUR USE OF INTERNET MIRRORS THE KIND OF PERSON YOU ARE.