File IJNDB: Student Computer and Internet Use

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M.S.A.D. No. 75 computers, networks and Internet access are provided to support the educational mission of the schools and to enhance the curriculum and learning opportunities for students and school staff. This policy and the accompanying rules also apply to laptops issued directly to students, whether in use at school or off school premises.
 
Compliance with the District’s policies and rules concerning computer use is mandatory. Students who violate these policies and rules may have their computer privileges limited, suspended or revoked. Such violations may also result in disciplinary action, referral to law enforcement and/or legal action.
 
M.S.A.D. No. 75 computers remain under the control, custody and supervision of the District at all times. The District monitors all computer and Internet activity by students. Students have no expectation of privacy in their use of school computers,whether they are used on school property or elsewhere.
 
INTERNET SAFETY
 
M.S.A.D. No. 75 utilizes filtering technology designed to block materials that are obscene or harmful to minors, and child pornography. M.S.A.D. No. 75 takes precautions to supervise student use of the Internet, but parents should be aware that M.S.A.D. No. 75 cannot reasonably prevent all instances of inappropriate computer use by students in violation of Board policies and rules, including access to objectionable materials and communication with persons outside of the school. The District is not responsible for the accuracy or quality of information that students obtain through the Internet.
 
In the interest of student Internet safety, M.S.A.D. No. 75 also educates students and parents about online behavior, including interacting with other people on social networking sites and in chat rooms, the dangers of engaging in “hacking” and other unlawful online activities, and issues surrounding “sexting” and cyberbullying awareness and response. 
 
The Superintendent/designee shall be responsible for integrating age-appropriate Internet safety training and “digital citizenship” into the curriculum and for documentation of Internet safety training.
 
IMPLEMENTATION OF POLICY AND “ACCEPTABLE USE” RULES
 
Students and parents shall be informed of this policy and the accompanying rules through handbooks, the school web site and/or other means selected by the Superintendent.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                                                 
The Superintendent is responsible for implementing this policy and the accompanying rules. Additional administrative procedures or school rules governing the day-to-day management and operations of the District’s computer system may be implemented, consistent with Board policies and rules. The Superintendent may delegate specific responsibilities to the Technology Coordinator and others as he/she deems appropriate.
 
Cross Reference:        EGAD – Copyright Compliance
                                    GCSA – Employee Computer and Internet Use
                                    IIAE – M.S.A.D.No.75 Laptop Policy
                                    IJNDB-R – Student Computer and Internet Use Rules
                                    JIC – Student Code of Conduct
                       
Legal Reference:            47 USC § 254(h)(5) (Children’s Internet Protection Act)
 
 
FIRST READING:                                        May 23, 2007
SECOND READING:                                   June 7, 2007
ADOPTION:                                                 June 7, 2007
FIRST READING OF REVISIONS:             June 28, 2012
SECOND READING OF REVISIONS:         July 12, 2012
ADOPTION OF REVISIONS:                       July 12, 2012 

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