Computer Acceptable Use Guidelines
Sweetwater students and teachers will use computers and the Internet. These resources will enhance student learning today. They will help us develop the skills needed to work and learn in the 21st century. The following rules apply to computer and Internet use through school resources.
(1) School persons have the privilege of using the following school Internet resources: Electronic Mail, Telnet, FTP (File Transfer Protocol), Worldwide web browsers This privilege is based on school related use of this resource. It includes responsibility to report misuse to school authorities.
(2) Email account use is limited. The account owner may use it. The owner may loan it to another user for a set purpose and time. All files including email accounts are considered school property.
(3) Users will respect the property of others. Users will not try to copy or change that which belongs to another. Users will not seek information on the password of others. Users will not log into a network or Internet under any name other than their own unless specifically directed to do so by their teacher.
(4) Users will only make Internet connections related to school activities. They will not use the Internet to access inappropriate materials.
(5) Users will be safe and polite. Users will respect the privacy of other’s email. Users will report all violations of privacy. Users will make sure that all email and downloads are virus-free. Users will ensure the files they access to be morally fit for general school use. Users will monitor their accounts. They will delete needless files. Students will not use last names in e-mail messages or identify themselves in other ways except as directly instructed by the teacher. Students will not be identified by names with pictures on web pages.
(6) Network administrators will maintain a good school environment. They will define appropriate behavior and/or materials. They will remove, suspend, or restrict user accounts as needed. They may inspect, delete, or reproduce files as they see fit. They will report detected illegal activity to the appropriate authorities. All files including e-mail accounts will be monitored by teachers and technology staff. The terms and conditions reflect the entire agreement of the parties and supersede all prior oral and 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 Tennessee and the United States of America.