Electronic Information Resources (Internet)
In order to provide for the appropriate use of the Internet in keeping
with Board of Education policy, the following “Acceptable Use Policy”
has been developed.
Acceptable Use Policy
Computers are used to
support learning and to enhance instruction. Computer networks allow
people to interact with many computers. The Internet allows people to
interact with a multitude of networks and computers. All computers
having Internet access must be used in a responsible, efficient, ethical
and legal manner. Failure to adhere to this “Acceptable Use Policy”
will result in the revocation of access privileges.
It is considered
a privilege to have Internet accessibility. A responsible user of the
Internet may use this service as long as the user is a staff member or
student at The Brooklyn School. The hours of use will be 7:00 a.m. to
Staff and students at The Brooklyn School who use the Internet must adhere to the following restrictions:
1. The use of the Internet, as well as all communication technology
equipment must be consistent with the educational goals of The Brooklyn
2. Because screening software to prevent access to
inappropriate materials does not always bar such access, internet
privilege will be immediately revoked if inappropriate websites are
3. Transmission of any material in violation of State or
Federal regulations is prohibited. This includes copyrighted material as
well as threatening or obscene material.
4. All financial accounts
for computerized communication products and services must be approved,
in advance, by the Superintendent of Schools.
5. The use of
computerized communication products and services is a privilege, not a
right. Therefore, inappropriate use will result in the removal of this
privilege. Furthermore, violators will be subject to disciplinary
6. All staff and students are expected to abide by the
generally accepted rules of network etiquette as well as the regulations
listed in this policy.6141.321 (b)
Technology and Instruction (cont.)Responsible use of the Internet includes:
1. Research assigned classroom projects;
2. Sending electronic mail to others;
3. Exploring other computer systems.
Unacceptable uses of the Internet will result in the revocation of access privileges.
Unacceptable uses include:
1. Violating the statutes pertaining to student’s rights to privacy;
2. Using profanity, obscenity or other language that may be offensive to other users;
3. Reposing (forwarding) personal communications without the author’s prior consent.
4. Copying commercial software in violation of copyright laws.
5. Using the networks for financial gain, for commercial activity or for any illegal activity.
6. Changing computer files that do not belong to the user.