STAFF INTERNET ACCESS
Fort Mill School District Staff
Internet Use Rules and Responsibilities
Please read this document carefully before signing and
returning it. Signed rules and
responsibilities are maintained on file in staff personnel records at the
District encourages the use of technology in its
instructional program and offers Internet access in support of curricular
objectives. Internet access is a means
to enhance educational opportunities through research and resource sharing,
communication and collaboration, and the acquisition of life skills for the
With Internet access, there is also the availability of
material that may not be considered to be of educational value in the context
of a school setting. The Fort Mill
School District firmly
believes, though, that access to the Internet provides advantages which far
outweigh the disadvantages. The district
has taken reasonable precautions to restrict access to controversial or
inappropriate materials. It is, however,
impossible to limit access to all such material.
Each staff member is ultimately responsible for his or her
use of district computers and his or her Internet access. Staff use of district computers and access of
the Internet must be responsible, efficient, ethical and legal. Fort
District Four Internet access is a
privilege. Violation of any of the rules
and responsibilities stated in this document will result in the loss of
Internet access and may result in further disciplinary or legal actions.
District Four provides Internet access in support
of the educator, education, research and district curricular objectives.
Adult supervision of student Internet access is
Access of networks and resources around the
world must be used in compliance with the rules and appropriate procedures for
accessed networks and resources.
Transmission of any material in violation of U.S. or state
regulations including, but not limited to, copyrighted, threatening or obscene
material is prohibited.
Use of Fort Mill School District Four Internet
access for commercial activities, product promotion, political lobbying or
illegal activities is strictly prohibited. (Use of public property for personal gain is a
felony and is subject to prosecution.)
Access of inappropriate or restricted
information such as pornography or other obscene material is strictly
prohibited. Sending or receiving of
offensive messages or pictures from any source is prohibited.
Access of materials that advocate violence or
discrimination toward other people (hate literature) is prohibited.
All copyright laws must be respected.
Each staff member is ultimately responsible for
his or her behavior and communication on the Internet.
Fort Mill School District Student Internet Use Rules
read this document carefully before signing and returning. Signed permission
must be on file for student
We are pleased to announce that Fort
District has Internet access. Our goal in
offering this access is to further the educational experience of our students.
We believe that the wide range and diversity of resources which the Internet
offers will help facilitate this goal.
The Internet is an international network of interconnected computers and their
users. Access to the Internet provides our students with the opportunity to use
such powerful communication tools as electronic mail and navigate the Internet
through the World Wide Web.
The purpose of all Internet use in our district will be the support of
curricular objectives. With access to computers and people all over the world
also comes the availability of material that may not be considered to be of
educational value in the context of the school setting. Parents/Legal guardians
should be cautioned that some
material available on the
Internet may contain items that are potentially offensive. The Fort Mill
School District firmly
believes, though, that access to the Internet has advantages for our students
which far outweigh the disadvantages.
We believe that it is the responsibility of the parent/legal guardian to set
and convey the standards children should follow when using information and
media sources. To that end we are requiring that parents/legal guardians and
their children sign the Fort Mill School District Internet Use Permission Slip.