Internet Policy – Acceptable Use Policy
The Internet is a tremendous resource for our children and staff and connects them to the rest of the world and to a vast information system. At the same time, we recognize that the Internet can provide access to some material that may be inappropriate, offensive, or obscene. We believe that our children need to, and can learn to use this resource in an appropriate manner.
Terms & Conditions of this Agreement – Acceptable Use
A technology protection measure (internet filtering software) is installed on the system that blocks or filters Internet access. It protects against access by adults and minors to visual depictions that are obscene, child pornography, or material that is harmful to minors.
A teacher or administrator will actively supervise all students when using on-line resources to ensure the safety and security of minors when using the Internet.
The school e-mail system is restricted for faculty and staff use only.
No student will be allowed to use the Internet until s/he has taken an Internet orientation (NetSafe).
The use of the Internet will be consistent with the educational objectives of Saint Olaf Catholic School.
When teachers are using a specific web site, they will preview it for content before allowing students to access the site.
A teacher or administrator will actively supervise students that are allowed to search for information.
General rules and policies found in the Saint Olaf Parent / Student Handbook apply to all students using the Internet.
Unauthorized disclosure, use, and dissemination of personal information: names, phone numbers, etc., will not be given out over the Internet.
Users will follow generally accepted rules of network etiquette. Minors will be educated about appropriate online behavior, including interaction with other individuals on social networking websites and in chat rooms and cyber-bullying awareness and response.
Terms & Conditions of this Agreement – Unacceptable Use
Unacceptable uses of the Internet will result in the suspension or revoking of computer privileges or in severe cases, the suspension or expulsion from school.
Some examples of such unacceptable use are:
- Using the Internet for any illegal activity, including violation of copyright or other contracts, or plagiarism.
- Using the Internet at Saint Olaf Catholic School for financial or commercial gain.
- Vandalizing the data of another user.
- Gaining access to inappropriate and/or illegal material.
- Vandalizing, hacking, or tampering with any computer equipment, including the network at Saint Olaf School is prohibited.
- Defaming the school community, students, parents, teachers or staff.