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Initially Board Approved 2-22-00; Approved revisions 6-29-2004, 6-6-2006 COMPUTER AND NETWORKED INFORMATION RESOURCES ACCEPTABLE USE AGREEMENT FOR STUDENTS Paso Robles Public Schools BP 6163.4 E The Internet is a world-wide network connecting millions of computers that grows daily. Internet access and computer use is available to students and staff in the Paso Robles Joint Unified School District. This computer network brings information sources to students and staff and is a tool that promotes life-long learning. Before using on-line services, the student and parent/guardian shall sign the district's CIPA (Children's Internet Protection Act) Compliant Acceptable Use Policy indicating that the student understands and agrees to abide by specified user obligations and responsibilities. Privilege: The students and staff have the privilege to become users of this network. The computer network system is intended to provide: * Support for learning * Additional resources for general information * Increased opportunities for communication * Increased opportunities for personal growth * Access data that is not available otherwise Network and Computer Use Conduct/Acceptable Use: The Paso Robles Public Schools' computer system should be shared and available to all approved users. The computer may not be used in such a way as to disrupt or interfere with its use by others. The student, in whose name an on-line services account is issued, is responsible for its proper use at all times. Students shall keep personal account numbers, home addresses and telephone numbers private. Students shall use the system only under their own account/login-password. Students shall use the district's system responsibly and solely for educational purposes. Inappropriate conduct in the use of the system includes, but is not limited to the following: * Damage, vandalism or theft of equipment * Theft, piracy, and altering software * Installation/Downloading/Utilization of unauthorized/unapproved software including filesharing (eg. BitTorrent) software * Theft of services * Use of the system to communicate unlawful information or to transmit computer viruses * Accessing information which is pornographic, obscene, sexist, racist or abusive * Plagiarism of ideas or information * Violation of copyright * Use of the system for commercial purposes or for political campaigning * Assuming another person’s identity on the network (e.g. using a login/password that is not the user’s) * Attempting to gain and/or Subvert/Bypass PRPS’ computer security/file management system and Internet filter. * Not using the PRPS’ assigned login/password during any computer use * Attempting to gain unauthorized access to the PRPS Network and/or computer workstations * To make deliberate attempts to disrupt computer system or network, destroy computer data, or physically modify, harm, or destroy any computer or network hardware * Utilization of file sharing software to obtain copy protected/copyrighted/ inappropriate files. * Attempting to vandalize equipment and/or harass other users. Vandalism is defined as any malicious attempt to harm,
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