CODE OF CONDUCT
FOR USE OF THE SCHOOL NETWORK AND THE
(reprinted from the Roanoke County School “Student
Link to Internet Use Agreement
A. I recognize that the
School Network and the Internet are a community of users and as a
participant in that community I must
respect the rights of others; therefore,
- I will conduct myself on the Network and Internet
at all times as in a public environment. I will not use the Network or
Internet for private purposes, and I will not claim a right of privacy as
to any information posted on the Network or Internet.
- I will use appropriate language at all times. I
will not use obscene or profane language or language which might reasonably
be offensive to others. I will not create, send or otherwise distribute
words, messages or materials which would reasonably be considered
offensive, threatening or harassing to others.
- I will not use the Network or Internet in any
manner that might reasonably disrupt or interfere with the use of this
network by others.
- I will not attempt to bypass any form of security
built into the system whether by Roanoke County Schools or any user of the
B. I recognize that the
Network and the Internet are forms of property and represent scarce
resources which belong to and have value
to both Roanoke County Schools and every
individual or entity which operates on the
- I will not use the time or materials available to
me while having access to the Network or Internet for personal or
commercial purposes. I will not waste or take supplies made available to
students in connection to the use of the Internet. I will not play games
on the Internet or use the Internet or the computers made available to me
for non-academic activities or purposes.
- I will not knowingly or inadvertently alter,
rename, damage or delete all, or any part of, any files, programs or
information of others which is accessible on the Network or Internet. I
will not read, use or copy non-public files, programs or information of
another user without that user's prior permission.
- I will protect the privacy of others by not
trying to learn their passwords. I will not use another person's account
or password, I will protect my own privacy and work product and the
integrity of the system by not revealing my password to others without the
permission of instructor/supervisor.
- I will not attempt to gain unauthorized access to
computer equipment or programs. I will not attempt in any way to interfere
with the operation of Roanoke County Schools computer system.
- I will be personally responsible for any damages
which result to school equipment or programs from any unauthorized or
inappropriate use of the equipment made available to me.
C. I recognize that both
software and many of the files I may access on the Internet are protected
copyright laws; therefore,
- I will not make unauthorized copies of software
found on school computers or otherwise accessible: through the Internet,
either by copying them onto my own diskettes or onto other computers
through electronic mail or bulletin boards.
- I will not load any software onto school
computers without the prior written permission oj instructor/supervisor.
- I will not give, lend, or sell copies of software
to others unless I have the prior written permission. of the copyright
owner or the original software is clearly identified as “shareware” or is
otherwise in the public domain.
D. I recognize that the resources
of Roanoke County Schools including any computer equipment,
programs, and access to the Internet are
being provided to me as an important part of my
educational progress; therefore,
- I will use all computer equipment, programs and
Internet services in direct support of educational objectives established
by my teacher(s)/supervisor.
- I will not plagiarize (claim as my own product)
any information received in any form from Internet.
- I will obey all written and verbal instructions
given to me by my teacher(s), instructors or network managers.
EXPLANATION OF SCHOOL SYSTEM'S RIGHTS
- Roanoke County Schools has the absolute right to
supervise and control the use of the Internet by its students and staff.
Access to the Internet is being provided as an integral part of the
education program of this school system and the supervision and control of
this access will be considered as part of the educational program for each
student. Any student's use of school computers and access to Internet are
under the absolute discretion, review and control of school staff.
Violation by any student of this Acceptable Use Policy may result in
suspension of this privilege and, in severe or repeat violations, of
termination of any privileges. Further disciplinary action may also be
appropriate accordance with the School Board's Student Conduct Code.
- Roanoke County Schools makes no warranties of any
kind, either express or implied, related to its providing of Internet
access services to any student or other individual. Roanoke County Schools
will not be responsible or liable for any damages suffered by any student
or any other individual arising out of access to school system computers,
programs or the Internet. This includes, but is not limited to, loss of
data resulting from delays, non-deliveries, mis-deliveries, or service
interruptions caused either by the school system's actions or inactions or
by the student or other individual's actions.
- Roanoke County Schools specifically denies and
disclaims any responsibility for the accuracy or quality of information
obtained through its services or Internet availability. Use of any
information obtained via the Internet is at the student or individual's