Computer and Internet Use

  • Use of Computers in the Herricks Public Schools
    It is expected that faculty will make appropriate use of computer resources provided by the board of education and adhere to the guidelines listed below:


    Computers and computer resources may be used only for authorized purposes following established procedures; Users will be held responsible for all activities on the computer being ued;

    Users may access only files and data that are his/her own, which are publicly available, or to which he/she has been given authorized access;

    Users may only use legal versions or copyrighted software, licensed to the Herricks UFSD or one of its schools;

    It is expected that a user will be considerate in his/her use of shared resources;

    When using the Internet, users must abide by all rules and regulations noted in Policy and Regulation #5311.41, Internet Use Policy;

    Users must not make inappropriate use of computer resources provided by the Herricks Board of Education. The following constitutes a non exhaustive list of actions that are considered inappropriate:

    using another person's password;

    using another person's files, system, or data without permission;

    using computer programs to decode passwords or to access control information;

    attempting to circumventor subvert system security measures;

    accessing any programs specifically designed for use by the system administrator;

    engaging in any activity that might be harmful to systems or to any information stored thereon, such as creating viruses, damaging files, or disrupting service;

    making or using illegal copies of copyrighted software, storing such copies on using mail service to harass others;

    using mail service to harass others;

    wasting computing resources;

    engaging in any activity that does not comply with the general principles listed at the beginning of this document;

    violating any condition of Policy and Regulation #5311.41, Internet Use Policy


    Internet Use Policy

    The Use of the Internet in the Herricks Public Schools Regulation

    The following guidelines list behaviors which the board of education considers inappropriate use of the Internet. Students and faculty using Herricks School district computers to access the Internet will refrain from the following activities which are prohibited:

    the use of impolite, abusive, or otherwise objectionable language in either public or private messages;

    placing unlawful information on the Internet;

    using the Internet illegally in ways that violate federal, state, or local laws or statutes;

    using the Internet at school for non public school related activities;

    sending messages that are likely to result in the loss of the recipient's work or systems;

    sending chain letters or pyramid schemes to lists or individuals or any other types of use which would cause congestion of the Internet or otherwise interfere with the work of others;

    using the Internet for commercial purposes;

    using the Internet to lobby for political candidates;
    changing any computer file that does not belong to the user;

    sending or receiving copyrighted materials without permission;

    plagiarizing information found on the Internet;

    knowingly giving one's password to others;

    using another person's password;

    using Internet access for sending or retrieving pornographic material, inappropriate text files, or files dangerous to the integrity of the network;

    circumventing security measures on school or remote computers or networks;

    attempting to gain access to another's resources, programs, or data;

    vandalizing, which is defined as any malicious attempt to harm or destroy data of another user on the Internet, and includes the uploading or creation of computer viruses;

    falsifying one's identity to others while using the Internet;
    giving one's personal home address or phone number or the personal home address or phone number of any other students while using the Internet.