Purpose: Scranton Preparatory School provides students with access to a computer network and various technologies to facilitate educational activities. The purpose of this policy is to establish guidelines for the appropriate use of the school’s computer network and to inform students of their responsibilities and limitations when accessing and using technology.
Access to the school’s computer network is for educational purposes only.
Students must receive authorization from the principal or their designee and their parents to access the internet through the school’s computer network.
Students are not allowed to engage in commercial activities or political lobbying using the school’s computer network.
Students must comply with all the rules and regulations set forth by the school code and state laws.
Students are prohibited from using the school’s computer network to engage in illegal activities, such as attempting to gain unauthorized access to other computer systems or engaging in criminal activities.
Students are not allowed to engage in personal attacks, harass others, or use inappropriate language when accessing the school’s computer network.
Students must respect the privacy of others and not post or share private information without permission.
Students must not download any files or install any application programs into the school’s computer network without authorization.
Students must not engage in inappropriate access to material, such as accessing pornography, hate literature, or other materials that advocate illegal acts or violence.
Students must respect the resource limits of the school’s computer network and only use it for educational activities.
Students must report any security problems or suspicious activities to their teacher or the Director of Technology.
Students must respect the school’s property and not tamper with computer configurations or modify any equipment.
Students are not allowed to eat or drink in computer labs and must avoid inappropriate behavior such as roughhousing.
Students must log off when they are finished using a computer.
Posting contact information (address, phone number) about oneself or others.
Deliberately attempting to disrupt the computer system or destroy data by spreading computer viruses or by any other means.
Engaging in any other illegal acts, such as arranging for drug sale or purchase, engaging in criminal gang activity, making terrorist-like threats, etc.
Attempting to use proxy servers or internet portals to circumvent the internet content filter.
Plagiarizing works found on the internet or infringing on copyright.
Accessing material that is profane or obscene (pornography) or that advocates illegal acts, violence, or discrimination towards other people (hate literature).
Violating the school’s policy, state laws, or the school code.
Students’ right to free speech is restricted for valid educational reasons.
Students should expect no privacy of the contents of their personal files on the Scranton Prep Computer Network.
Routine maintenance and monitoring of the file system may lead to the discovery that a student has violated this policy, the school code, or state laws.
Consequences: Violating this policy may result in disciplinary action, including but not limited to revocation of computer privileges, suspension or expulsion from school, and legal action. The school reserves the right to modify this policy at any time.