As part of your child’s educational experiences, he/she is given the privilege of accessing the Internet via a district-sponsored network. Use of the Network / Internet and equipment will be necessary in order to help students meet certain diploma requirements. Along with these privileges come certain student responsibilities and expectations regarding Network / Internet usage practices.
The system’s Network / Internet Policy 6-24 is summarized below:
a. Rowan-Salisbury Schools provides access to the Internet and the Rowan-Salisbury Schools’ Network to students for educational purposes.
b. Students must respect the rights of others when using the Network with regard to public messages, private messages, and material posted on Web pages, discussion groups and/or chat groups.
c. The Network and Internet must be used in a responsible, ethical, legal manner and must support the educational objectives of the Rowan-Salisbury Schools and the North Carolina Standard Course of Study.
d. The use of the Network and/or Internet is a privilege, not a right. Inappropriate use will result in limitation or cancellation of user privileges and possible disciplinary actions.
e. Security on any computer system is a high priority. Attempts to tamper with programs, to access the system as any user other than yourself, or to share a password will result in cancellation of user privileges.
f. Penalties will be determined by each school according to the Code of Conduct, the administration and site-based decisions.
g. The Rowan-Salisbury Schools’ Network will not be held responsible for any damages suffered, including loss of data resulting from delays, non-deliveries, service interruptions, or inaccurate information.
Any parent who objects to his/her child using the Network / Internet shall notify the principal of the school in writing within ten (10) days after the student enrolls in school.