The goal of Anaheim Elementary School District is to provide Internet access to teachers, staff, and students to promote educational excellence through resource sharing, communication, collaboration, and innovation. It is your responsibility to support this effort by promoting acceptable behavior in regard to the Internet – you are expected to be responsible, efficient, ethical, and legal.
Utilization of district resources or any access to the Internet is a privilege for employees. Any user violating this agreement, other applicable state/federal laws, and/or posted classroom and district policies is subject to disciplinary actions as deemed appropriate by Anaheim Elementary School District officials, and possible criminal prosecution.
- Using the Internet or district resources for illegal, inappropriate, or obscene purposes or in support of such activities. Illegal activities are defined as those which violate local, state, and/or federal laws or Anaheim Elementary School District policy. Inappropriate use shall be defined also as a violation of the intended use of the network. Obscene activities are defined as those which violate generally accepted social standards for use of a publicly-owned and operated communication vehicle (including, but not limited to, profanity; personal attacks on other people, organizations, religions, or ethnicities; individual harassment; and defamation);
- Using the Internet for any illegal activity, including violation of copyrights or other contracts that deal with institutional or third-party copyright, license agreements, and other contracts;
- Violating the California Education Code dealing with students’ rights to privacy;
- Intentionally disrupting Internet traffic or crashing the network and connected systems;
- Degrading or disrupting equipment or system performance or creating a computer virus and placing it on the network;
- Using the Internet for product advertisement or political lobbying;
- Using Anaheim Elementary School District information systems and resources for commercial activities, including commercial gain or fraud;
- Using the network to steal or retrieve data, equipment, or intellectual property including peer-to-peer file sharing or torrents of copyrighted music, films, television shows, software, or other property;
- Gaining unauthorized access to the files of others or vandalizing the data or files of another user;
- Gaining, or seeking to gain, unauthorized access to resources or entities;
- Forging electronic mail messages or using an account owned by or assigned to another user;
- Invading the privacy of individuals by (using the network) to obtain personal information that others may use inappropriately;
- Posting anonymous messages;
- Possessing any data or information that might be considered a violation of these rules in paper, digital, or any other form.
- Disciplinary action up to and including dismissal; and
- Referral to legal authorities for prosecution under California Penal Code Section 502.
Computer files and communications over electronic networks (including e-mail, text messaging, chat, and voice mail) are not private and must not be used to transmit confidential information about students, employees, and district affairs. The Superintendent or designee may monitor the district’s technological resources without advance notice or consent.
The Superintendent reserves the right to restrict or terminate staff use of technology resources and network access at any time. The Superintendent further reserves the right to monitor network activity in any form that he/she sees fit in order to maintain the integrity of the information network.
Anaheim Elementary School District staff are expected to maintain consistently high levels of personal responsibility regarding the use of the district’s electronic information resources. It is expected that staff and student use be limited to curriculum, instructional, and administrative projects. Personal activities must be limited and will in no way interfere with the educational/professional computer and network time, electronic resources, and the use for which the hardware and software are intended.
Consequences for Violations
Consequences for violating the Anaheim Elementary School District Technology Resources Use Agreement include, but are not limited to:
I have read the Anaheim Elementary School District Technology Resources Use Agreement and understand these policies, regulations, and guidelines. I agree to follow the rules set forth in this Agreement. I understand that if I violate these rules, I may face disciplinary action in accordance with the Agreement and Board Policy 4040.
In addition, I acknowledge that the district may review the electronic files or messages sent or received using the district’s computer equipment or networks and hereby authorize the district to review my electronic mail files.
I hereby release Anaheim Elementary School District, its personnel, and the institutions with which it is affiliated from any and all claims and damages arising from my use of the system.