Crestwood School District: Code of Ethics
ACCEPTABLE TECHNOLOGY USE GUIDELINES
ON-LINE CODE OF ETHICS
The Crestwood School District believes that the Internet’s information resources and opportunities for collaboration are of great benefit to students and its skillful use is necessary to success. Students of the Crestwood School District may use authorized hardware and software tools to prepare to be information literate life-long learners. However, the Internet is, by its nature, an unregulated medium, which requires appropriate self-discipline by student users. To establish appropriate limits, the Crestwood School District requires that all Internet use by students be for an educationally approved activity. To retain this right, students need to behave responsibly, ethically, and legally, consistent with the mission and philosophy of the school. Users behaving irresponsibly will face disciplinary action deemed appropriate in keeping with the policies of the school which may include but not be limited to denying access and making financial restitution for unauthorized expenses incurred or damages caused.
Following the Student Code of Conduct set forth in the Student Handbook.
Forfeiting use of equipment to students with specific course assignments.
Proper use of authorized hardware and software with staff designated supervision.
Downloading, sending, storing, printing or displaying materials appropriate to an educational setting.
Using e-mail, chat modes, listserves or newsgroups only in an authorized educational setting.
Following acceptable use and state and federal copyright laws.
Keeping all food and drink away from hardware and software.
Misuse shall include but not be limited to:
Loading software directly on computers or downloading files, including games, over the Internet without network administrator approval.
Modifying or damaging hardware, software or network.
Moving hardware or software from its designated location without administrator approval.
Using another’s password with or without permission.
Trespassing in other’s files or folders.
Plagiarizing others work or ideas.
Wasting consumable resources.
Using obscene language.
Disrupting, harassing, insulting, attacking or discriminating against others.
Infiltrating unauthorized computer systems.
Using computers, software or on-line services for financial or commercial gain.
Revealing personal information about yourself or another person without staff permission.
Safe use includes:
Never give out personal information such as full name, phone number, address or age.
Never arrange an in-person meeting without adult approval or supervision.
Never share a password, even with friends.
Never give out a credit card number online without a parent/guardian present.
Read before you click (evaluate addresses and abstracts before opening sites).
End an uncomfortable online experience by pressing the back key and tell a trusted adult.
Be aware that people online are not always who they say they are.
Understand that online information is not always accurate