LGSD Student Technology Acceptable Use Policy

LEMON GROVE SCHOOL DISTRICT

INSTRUCTION AR 6163.4

Student Use of Technology

The principal or designee shall oversee the maintenance of each school’s technological

resources and may establish guidelines and limits on their use. All instructional staff shall

receive a copy of this administrative regulation, the accompanying Board policy, and the

district’s Acceptable Use Agreement describing expectations for appropriate use of the system

and shall also be provided with information about the role of staff in supervising student use of

technological resources. All students using these resources shall receive instruction in their

proper and appropriate use.

Teachers, administrators, and/or library media specialists shall prescreen technological

resources and online sites that will be used for instructional purposes to ensure that they are

appropriate for the intended purpose and the age of the students.

Online/Internet Services: User Obligations and Responsibilities

Students are authorized to use district equipment to access the Internet or other online services

in accordance with Board policy, the user obligations and responsibilities specified below, and

the district’s Acceptable Use Agreement.

1. The student in whose name an online services account is issued is responsible for its

proper use at all times. Students shall keep personal account numbers and passwords

private and shall only use the account to which they have been assigned.

2. Students shall use the district’s system safely, responsibly, and primarily for educational

purposes.

3. Students shall not access, post, submit, publish, or display harmful or inappropriate matter

that is threatening, obscene, disruptive, or sexually explicit, or that could be construed as

harassment or disparagement of others based on their race/ethnicity, national origin, sex,

gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, religion, or political beliefs.

Harmful matter includes matter, taken as a whole, which to the average person, applying

contemporary statewide standards, appeals to the prurient interest and is matter which

depicts or describes, in a patently offensive way, sexual conduct and which lacks serious

literary, artistic, political, or scientific value for minors.

4. Unless otherwise instructed by school personnel, students shall not disclose, use, or

disseminate personal identification information about themselves or others when using

email, chat rooms, or other forms of direct electronic communication. Students are also

cautioned not to disclose such information by other means to individuals contacted

through the Internet without the permission of their parents/guardians.

Personal information includes the student’s name, address, telephone number, Social

Security number, or other personally identifiable information.

5. Students shall not use the system to encourage the use of drugs, alcohol, or tobacco, nor

shall they promote unethical practices or any activity prohibited by law, Board policy, or

administrative regulations.

LEMON GROVE SCHOOL DISTRICT

INSTRUCTION AR 6163.4

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6. Students shall not use the system to engage in commercial or other for-profit activities.

7. Students shall not use the system to threaten, intimidate, harass, or ridicule other students

or staff.

8. Copyrighted material shall be posted online only in accordance with applicable copyright

laws. Any materials utilized for research projects should be given proper credit as with

any other printed source of information.

9. Students shall not intentionally upload, download, or create computer viruses and/or

maliciously attempt to harm or destroy district equipment or materials or manipulate the

data of any other user, including so-called “hacking.”

10. Students shall not attempt to interfere with other users’ ability to send or receive email, nor

shall they attempt to read, delete, copy, modify, or use another individual’s identity

11. Students shall report any security problem or misuse of the services to the teacher or

principal.

The district reserves the right to monitor the district’s system for improper use without advance

notice or consent. Students shall be informed that computer files and electronic

communications, including email, are not private and may be accessed by the district for the

purpose of ensuring proper use.

Whenever a student is found to have violated Board policy, administrative regulation, or the

district’s Acceptable Use Agreement, the principal or designee may cancel or limit a student’s

user privileges or increase supervision of the student’s use of the district’s technological

resources, as appropriate. Inappropriate use may also result in disciplinary action and/or legal

action in accordance with law and Board policy.

Issued: 8/22/06

Revised: 2/28/12