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Appendix I: Appropriate Use Policy
DIRECTIONS: Copy the following for use in applying for an account for your
(Edit the areas marked Name Name High School(NNHS) to reflect the name
of your own school.
Change each of the (NNHS) to reflect your school.)
APPLICATION FOR ACCOUNT
Be sure that everybody who signs the contract, has read the application
and understands the terms.
Send a copy of both signed forms to:
(Your Technology Coordinator)
The user account will be assigned after the application forms are received.
APPLICATION FOR ACCOUNT
TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR USE OF INTERNET
Please read the following carefully before signing this document.
This is a legally binding document.
Internet access is now available to students and teachers in the (Your
School District). The access is being offered as part of acollaborative
research project involving Name Name High School (NNHS), and the U.S. Department
of Education. We are very pleased to bring this access to (Your) County
and believe the Internet offers vast, diverse and unique resources to both
students and teachers. Our goal in providing this service to teachers and
students is to promote educational excellence in the (Your) County Schools
by facilitating resource sharing, innovation and communication.
The Internet is an electronic highway connecting thousands of computers
all over the world and millions of individual subscribers. Students and
teachers have access to:
With access to computers and people all over the world also comes the availability
of material that may not be considered to be of educational value in the
context of the school setting. (NNHS), has taken available precautions
to restrict access to controversial materials. However, on a global network
it is impossible to control all materials and an industrious user may discover
controversial information. ((NNHS), firmly believes that the valuable information
and interaction available on this worldwide network far outweighs the possibility
that users may procure material that is not consistent with the educational
goals of this Project. Internet access is coordinated through a complex
association of government agencies, and regional and state networks. In
addition, the smooth operation of the network relies upon the proper conduct
of the end users who must adhere to strict guidelines. These guidelines
are provided here so that you are aware of the responsibilities you are
about to aquire. In general this requires efficient, ethical and legal
utilization of the network resources. If a (NNHS) user violates any of
these provisions, his or her account will be terminated and future access
could possibly be denied. The signature(s) at the end of this document
is (are) legally binding and indicates the party (parties) who signed has
(have) read the terms and conditions carefully and understand(s) their
electronic mail communication with people all over the world;
information and news from NASA as well as the opportunity to correspond
with the scientists at NASA and other research institutions;
public domain and shareware of all types;
discussion groups on a plethora of topics ranging from Chinese culture
to the environment to music to politics;
access to many University Library Catalogs, the Library of Congress, CARL
Internet - Terms and Conditions
1) Acceptable Use - The purpose of NSFNET, which is the backbone
network to the Internet, is to support research and education in and among
academic institutions in the U.S. by providing access to unique resources
and the opportunity for collaborative work. The use of your account must
be in support of education and research and consistent with the educational
objectives of the Your County School District. Use of other organization's
network or computing resources must comply with the rules appropriate for
that network. Transmission of any material in violation of any US or state
regulation is prohibited. This inculudes, but is not limited to:
Use for product advertisement or political lobbying is also prohibited.
threatening or obscene material
material protected by trade secret.
2) Privileges - The use of Internet is a privilege, not a right,
and inappropriate use will result in a cancellation of those privileges.
(Each student who receives an account will be part of a discussion with
a (NNHS) faculty member pertaining to the proper use of the network.) The
system administrators will deem what is inappropriate use and their decision
is final. Also, the system administrators may close an account at any time
as required. The administration, faculty, and staff of (NNHS) may request
the system administrator to deny, revoke, or suspend specific user accounts.
3) Netiquette - You are expected to abide by the generally accepted
rules of network etiquette. These include (but are not limited to) the
Note that electronic mail (e-mail) is not guaranteed to be private.
Do not get abusive in your messages to others.
Use appropriate language.
Do not swear, use vulgarities or any other inappropriate language.
Illegal activities are strictly forbidden.
Do not reveal your personal address or phone numbers of students or colleagues.
Do not use the network in such a way that you would disrupt the use of
the network by other users.
All communications and information accessible via the network should be
assumed to be private property.
People who operate the system do have access to all mail. Messages relating
to or in support of illegal activities may be reported to the authorities.
4) (NNHS), makes no warranties of any kind, whether expressed
or implied, for the service it is providing. (NNHS), will not be responsible
for any damages you suffer. This include loss of data resulting from delays,
nondeliveries, misdeliveries, or service interruptions caused by it's own
negligence or your errors or omissions. Use of any information obtained
via (NNHS), is at your own risk and is not responsibile for the accuracy
or quality of information obtained through its services.
5) Security - Security on any computer system is a high priority,
especially when the system involves many users. If you feel you can identify
a security problem on Internet, you must notify a system administrator.
Do not demonstrate the problem to other users. Do not use another individual's
account without written permission from that individual. Attempts to login
to Internet as a system administrator will result in cancellation of user
privileges. Any user identified as a security risk or having a history
of problems with other computer systems may be denied access to Internet.
6) Vandalism - Vandalism will result in cancellation of privileges.
Vandalism is defined as any malicious attempt to harm or destroy data of
another user, Internet, or any of the above listed agencies or other networks
that are connected to the NSFNET Internet backbone. This includes, but
not limited to, the uploading or creation of computer viruses.
7) Updating Your User Information - Internet may occasionally
require new registration and account information from you to continue the
service. You must notify Internet of any changes in your account information
(address, etc). Currently, there are no user fees for this service.
8) Exception of Terms and Condition - All terms and conditions
as stated in this document are applicable to the (Your) County School District,
in addition to NSFNET. These terms and conditions reflect the entire agreement
of the parties and supersedes all prior oral or written agreements and
understandings of the parties. These terms and conditions shall be governed
and interpreted in accordance with the laws of the State of (Your State),
and the United States of America.
I understand and will abide by the above Terms and Conditions for Internet.
I further understand that any violation of the regulations above is
unethical and may constitute a criminal offense. Should I commit any violation,
my access privileges may be revoked, school disciplinary action may be
taken and/or appropriate legal action.
User Signature:_____________________________ Date: ___/ ___/ ___
PARENT OR GUARDIAN (If you are under the age of 18 a parent or guardian
must also read and sign this agreement.)
As the parent or guardian of this student I have read the Terms and
Conditions for Internet access. I understand that this access is designed
for educational purposes and (NNHS) has taken available precautions to
eliminate controversial material. However, I also recognize it is impossible
for (NNHS) to restrict access to all controversial materials and I will
not hold them responsible for materials acquired on the network. Further,
I accept full responsibility for supervision if and when my child's use
is not in a school setting.
I hereby give permission to issue an account for my child and certify
that the information contained on this form is correct.
Parent or Guardian (pleas e print): _______________________________
Signature: _________________________________ Date: ___/ ___/ ___
SPONSORING TEACHER (Must be signed if the applicant is a student).
I have read the Terms and Conditions and agree to promote this agreement
with the student. Because the student may use the network for individual
work or in the context of another class, I cannot be held responsible for
the student use of the network. As the sponsoring teacher I do agree to
instruct the student on acceptable use of the network and proper network
Teacher's Name (please print): __________________________________
Teacher's Signature: _________________________ Date: ___/ ___/ ___
APPLICATION PORTION OF DOCUMENT
User's Full Name (please print): _________________________________
Home Address: ____________________________________________________
Home Phone: ____________________ Work Phone: _________________
I am a.....
____ (NNHS) student and will graduate in _______.
____ (NNHS) teacher, teaching ______________in grade______.