Technology

TECHNOLOGY USE AGREEMENT

Pleasant Grove School provides Internet access to all students and staff.  Internet access allows classrooms and individuals to have access to information that originates from any point in the world.  All users must agree to the guidelines in this handbook to have access to the Internet through their classrooms, library, or computer labs.
 

EDUCATIONAL PURPOSE OF INTERNET ACCESS

Our network system has been established for limited educational purposes including classroom
activities, direct and independent learning activities, individual and collaborative writing and publishing,
career development, personal productivity, and other high-quality learning activities. Our district has the
right to place reasonable restrictions on the material and individuals who can access or post on the network
system.
 

UNACCEPTABLE USES

Unacceptable uses of the Pleasant Grove School network system include issues related to personal safety, illegal activities, system security, inappropriate language, respect for privacy, respect for resources, plagiarism, and copyright infringement.  The district network system may not be used for commercial purposes.

This means an individual may not offer, provide, or purchase products or services through the network.  Individuals may not use the
network for paid political lobbying. Individuals may use the network to communicate with elected representatives and to express personal opinions regarding political issues.  Individuals should not post personal contact information about themselves or other people.  Personal contact information includes one's name, address, telephone number, school address, work address, etc.  No student should agree to meet with someone he/she has met online.
 

ILLEGAL ACTIVITIES

No individual user will attempt to gain unauthorized access to the school's network or go beyond authorized access. This includes attempting to log on through another person's account or access another person's files.  No individual user will attempt to disrupt the district network system or destroy data by spreading computer viruses or by any other means.  No individual user may use the district network to engage in any illegal act, such as arranging for a drug sale, engaging in criminal gang activity, threatening the safety of another person, etc. No individual user may use the PGJUSD network to participate in gambling activities.
 

CYBERBULLYING

The use of technology (i.e., computers, phones, electronic devices) to bully, threaten, or attack another person's well-being or character, on campus is strictly prohibited and punishable by law.  Please report any incident of cyber bullying to the office immediately.
 

SYSTEM SECURITY

Each individual user is responsible for his/ her individual account and should not provide password to another person.  All individual users will avoid the inadvertent spreading of computer viruses by following the district virus protection procedures when downloading software.
 

INAPPROPRIATE LANGUAGE

Restrictions against inappropriate language apply to public messages, private messages, and material posted on web pages.  Users must use language appropriate for school situations.  Users may not use obscene, profane, lewd, vulgar, rude, inflammatory, threatening, or disrespectful language when using the District network.  Individual users may not engage in personal attacks, including prejudicial or discriminatory attacks against another individual though the use of the district's network.
 

CONSEQUENCES

Any violation of the agreement or Board policy 6163.4 may result in disciplinary action, the revoking of user account, and appropriate legal action.
 

TECHNOLOGY USE AGREEMENT

All parents & students must acknowledge receipt of this information and agree to the terms of these rules by signing the acknowledgement page provided at the end of this booklet as well as signing an ICT (Information and Communication Technologies agreement).  By signing the acknowledgment, students and parents agree not to hold the district responsible and agree to indemnify and hold harmless the district and all district personnel for the failure of any technology protection measures, violations of copyright restrictions, mistakes or negligence by students or costs incurred by student/parent.
 

MEDIA

Occasionally we post pictures of groups of students (classes, award winners, sports teams) or individual students (students of the week) on our web site or in local newspapers.  We would like permission to use your child's name/or picture.  Pictures may include onlyto protect the privacy of the child.  If you have any questions, please contact your child's teacher.
 
ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) Acceptable Use Agreement