The Internet -- a collection of interconnected computer networks around
the world -- expands classroom and library media resources by providing
access to information, images, and even computer software from places
otherwise impossible to reach. These resources can yield individual and
group projects, collaboration, curriculum materials and idea sharing.
Internet access also makes possible contacts with people all over the
world, bringing into the school, into the classroom, experts in every
content area and students and adults from other nations and cultures.
With this access comes responsibilities. The Art/Telenet Class will
provide access to and integrate a thoughtful use of such information
throughout the curriculum and will provide guidance and instruction
in the appropriate use of such materials in a community setting. Parents
and guardians are responsible for agreements their children make or
actions they take and, outside of school, for setting and conveying
the standards their children should follow when using any media or information
service. Students are responsible for good behavior on these electronic
resources. Appropriate access is the shared responsibility of the school,
the student and the family.
Communication on networked information resources is often public.
People receiving messages have the ability to redistribute them for many
others to read. It is very important that students understand the
importance of appropriate and polite behavior and of avoiding the sharing,
transmission or distribution of personal information that you would not
want any stranger to have -- such as, but not limited to, addresses,
telephone and/or social security numbers.
The following activities are not permitted on Art/Telenet electronic resources:
Rights and Privileges
The student user has full rights (within the limits of these guidelines,
responsibilities and prohibitions) to the instructional networked resources
provided by the Art/Telenet Classes. The student's network account does
not provide for personal storage space on the KISD resources. It is
important that the students keep passwords secure and private. All passwords
are to be on file with the instructor and not changed without the instructor's
permission. Users should not expect that files will always be private.
KISD network administrators have the right to review files to maintain
system integrity and to be sure that the system is being used within
the stated limits.
The Art/Telenet Classes makes no warranties of any kind, either expressed or implied, for the provided access. The staff, the school and KISD are not responsible for any damages incurred, including, but not limited to, loss of data resulting from delays or interruption of service, for the loss of data stored on KISD resources, or for personal property used to access KISD resources; for the accuracy, nature, or quality of information stored on KISD resources or gathered through corporation-provided access; for unauthorized financial obligations incurred through KISD-provided access. Further, even though the KISD may use technical or manual means to limit student access, these limits do not provide a foolproof means for enforcing the provisions of this policy. All provisions of this agreement are subordinate to local, state and federal statute.
Violations of school, district and Art/Telenet Classes networked information resources policies could result in the loss of access to electronic resources. Additional disciplinary action may be determined at the building and/or classroom level in line with existing practice regarding language and behavior. When appropriate, law enforcement agencies may be involved.
The above student has my permission to apply for Internet access. Student
access will be used to pursue educational objectives through student-conducted
communication, research and other instructionally related activities. Alternative
class will need to be provided if access to networked information resources
is refused or unavailable.
Student and Parent/Guardian Agreements:
Please read and/or discuss the Acceptable Use Agreement on page one (1) with
your student. In accepting an account, your student accepts the responsibility
of using the network in a responsible and appropriate manner. It is important
that you understand his/her responsibilities as well. Your signature indicating
that you have read and agreed to the guidelines is necessary before an account
will be issued.
I have read, or have had read to me, and/or have discussed the Acceptable
Use Agreement and agree to use the network in an appropriate and responsible
I have read and/or discussed the Acceptable Use Agreement with my student
and give the school and the Art/Telenet Class permission to issue an Internet
account to my student.
The Art/Telenet Class supports and respects each family's
decision whether or not to apply for student access and whether to terminate
or suspend that access. Parents/guardians have the right to request an alternative
class which does not require access to networked information resources. Access,
if issued, shall remain in effect through the remainder of this school year,
unless suspended or terminated by either the student, the teacher, the school,
or the parent or guardian.