All computer usage is subject to supervision, and Internet access is filtered. It is possible, however, that students may accidentally or deliberately access inappropriate material. Both actions have a required course of action (detailed in this policy). Parents are encouraged to discuss responsible computer usage and Internet safety with their children.
Computers will be used for educational purposes only (Unless directed by your instructor)
- You may not use a computer without staff supervision.
- You may use the computers to fulfill classroom assignments.
- Students with class assignment will have priority over students who do not.
- You may not give out your personal username and password.
- You will be held responsible for any violation if someone else uses your network account.
Student Internet Access
- You may use the Internet to access or search for information to fulfill classroom assignments.
- You will have access to the Internet ONLY under the teacher’s direct supervision.
- You will ONLY use your account’s username and password.
- You will not post personal contact information about yourself or other people (Personal contact information refers to home address, telephone number, last name, school name, school address, work address, etc.).
- You will not agree to meet with someone you have met online without your parent’s approval.
- You will promptly disclose to your teachers or other school employees, any message you receive, that is inappropriate or makes you feel uncomfortable.
Hacking and Illegal Activities
- You will not attempt to gain unauthorized access to the Internet by going beyond your authorized access.
- You will not attempt to log in through another person’s account or access another student’s files.
- You will not attempt to go around the security systems or policies that are in place.
- You will not make deliberate attempts to disrupt the computer system or destroy data by spreading computer viruses, trojans and/or worms or by any other means.
- You will not use the Internet to engage in any other illegal act (for example drug sale, threatening the safety of a person, gambling, crime, pornography etc.).
- You are responsible for your individual account and should take reasonable precautions to prevent others from being able to use your account.
- You will immediately notify a teacher if you have identified a possible security problem. The teacher will notify Technology Coordinator (TC) or Netdiv immediately.
- You will avoid inadvertently spreading computer viruses or knowingly putting a computer at risk (by sending, opening, or running from an untrusted source).
- You will not use obscene, profane, lewd, vulgar, inflammatory, racist, threatening, or disrespectful language.
- You will not engage in personal attacks, including prejudicial or discriminatory attacks.
- You will not harass another person. If you are told by a person to stop sending them messages, you MUST stop.
- You will not knowingly or recklessly post false or defamatory information about a person or organization.
Respect of Privacy
- You will not post private information about another person.
- You will not repost a message that was sent to you privately, without permission of the person who sent you the message.
Respecting the Resource Limits
- You may use the network for educational purposes and/or classroom assignments.
- You will not post chain letters or engage in “spamming”. Spamming is sending an annoying or unnecessary message to a large number of people or sending many messages to one person slowing down the network.
Plagiarism and Copyright Infringement
- Plagiarism is taking the writings of others and presenting them as if they were your own.
- You will give credit through proper citations, by respecting the rights of copyright owners.
- You will not re-use text and pictures found on the Internet without proper notation. This includes pictures from “image searches.”
- You will not re-publish text or pictures found on the Internet when the owner’s copyright forbids such action.
Inappropriate Access to Material
- If you mistakenly access inappropriate information, you should immediately tell your teacher.
- Your parents should instruct you if there is additional material that they think to be inappropriate for you to access.
Your Rights as Students for Computer Use Search and Seizure
- You should expect only limited privacy in the content of your personal files.
- Routine maintenance and monitoring may lead to discovery that you have violated the policy, or the law.
- An individual search will be conducted if there is reasonable suspicion that you have violated the policy or the law.
- Your parents have the right at any time to request to see the contents of your account.
- The school will cooperate fully with local, state, or federal officials in any investigation related to any illegal activities.
- In the event there is a claim that you have violated this policy, you will have an opportunity to be heard by authorized personnel.
- Additional restrictions may be placed on your user account.
Limitation of Liability
- The school makes no guarantee that the functions or the service provided will be error-free or without defect.
- The school will not be responsible for any damage you may suffer, loss of data or interruptions of service.
- The school will not be responsible for any financial obligations arising through the unauthorized use of the network.
- Your parents can be held financially responsible for any harm to the network as a result of your intentional misuse.
- You are expected to learn and abide by generally accepted rules of Internet network etiquette: common courtesy, politeness, and the avoidance of vulgar language, etc.
- You will not assume that a sender of an e-mail is giving his or her permission for you to forward or redistribute the message to third parties or to give his/her e-mail address to third parties.
- You will report any “online bullying” to a teacher immediately.
Students and their parents are required to sign annually
- Permission for disclosure of student information on the Internet.
- An agreement of terms.
- Parent’s agreement to release the school of damages caused from their child’s misuse of equipment.
- You may send print jobs to the library printer.
- You may purchase a print card from the librarian. The cost is $10.00 per card.
- Users are welcome to save to personal flash drives. Be aware that all files saved to the local hard drive will be erased when the laptop is shut down.
- If a computer is not working properly, notify the teacher immediately.
- Report all software or hardware issues immediately to the supervising teacher.
- Report ALL objectionable material to either the supervising teacher or TC.
- Technical questions should be directed to the TC.
Violation of school policies or negligence of equipment may result in any or all of the following penalties:
- Action will be reported to the authorities (Administration, law enforcement).
- Access to technology or the internet will be temporarily or permanently revoked.
- Upper School students may receive up to 100 demerits and a suspension. Elementary students may be required to do detention.
- Penalties will be determined by the administration on a case by case basis.
- Users will be responsible for the repair costs, which will include parts and labor, $85/hour, for a minimum of one (1) hour per computer.
All NETWORK TRAFFIC IS MONITORED AND LOGGED. Users are required to obey all laws, (local, state, federal and/or international, including criminal, copyright, privacy, defamation and obscenity laws and any other laws not mentioned here). Hanalani Schools will render all reasonable assistance to local, state, or federal officials for the investigation and prosecution of any person or persons using Hanalani Schools technology in violation of any law.