THE USE OF COMPUTERS, THE INTERNET
AND ELECTRONIC MAIL
PERMISSION FORM 2001-2002



We are pleased to offer students' access to a computer network for electronic mail and access to the Internet. To gain access to e-mail and the Internet, all students must obtain parental permission as verified by the signatures on the form attached. Should a parent prefer that a student not has e-mail and Internet access, use of the computers is still possible for more traditional purposes such as word processing.
What is possible?
Access to e-mail and the Internet will enable students to explore thousands of libraries, databases, museums, and other repositories of information and to exchange personal communication with other Internet users around the world. Families should be aware that some material accessible via the Internet might contain items that are illegal, defamatory, inaccurate, or potentially offensive. While the purposes of the school are to use Internet resources for constructive educational goals, students may find ways to access other materials. We believe that the benefits to students from accessing the information resources and collaborating with others on the Internet exceed the disadvantages. Ultimately, parents and guardians of minors are responsible for setting and conveying the standards that their children should follow when using media and information sources. Therefore, we support and respect each family's right to decide whether or not to apply for access.
What is expected?
Students are responsible for appropriate behavior on the school's computer network just as they are in a classroom or on a school playground. Communications on the network are often public in nature. General school rules for behavior and communications apply. It is expected that users will comply with district standards and the specific rules set forth below. The use of the network is a privilege, not a right, and may be revoked if abused. The user is personally responsible for his/her actions in accessing and utilizing the computer resources of the school. The students are advised never to access, keep, or send anything that they would not want their parents or teachers to see.
What are the rules?
Privacy -- Network storage areas may be treated like school lockers. Network administrators may review communications to maintain system integrity will assure that students are using the system responsibly.
Storage capacity -- Users are expected to remain within allocated disk space and delete e-mail or other material that take up excessive storage space.
Illegal copying -- Students should never download or install any commercial software, shareware, or freeware onto network drives or disks, unless they have written permission from the Network Administrator. Students should not copy other people's work or intrude into other people's files. Inappropriate materials or language -- No profane, abusive or impolite language should be used to communicate nor should materials be accessed which are not in line with the rules of school behavior. A good rule to follow is never view, send, or access materials that you would not want your teachers and parents to see. Should students encounter such material by accident, they should report it their teacher immediately.


Succinct Advice
These are guidelines to follow to prevent the loss of network privileges at school.
1. Do not use a computer to harm other people or their work.
2. Do not damage the computer or the network in any way.
3. Do not interfere with the operation of the network by installing illegal software, shareware, or freeware.
4. Do not violate copyright laws.
5. Do not view, send, or display offensive messages or pictures.
6. Do not share your password with another person.
7. Do not waste limited resources such as disk space or printing capacity.
8. Do not trespass in another's folders, work, or files.
9. Notify an adult immediately, if you accidentally encounter materials that violate the rules of appropriate use.
10. BE PREPARED to be held accountable for your actions and for the loss of privileges if the Rules of Appropriate Use are violated.


                       PARENT PERMISSION FORM and USER AGREEMENT 2001-2002


As a parent or guardian of a student at Fonville Middle School , I have read the above information about the appropriate use of computers at the school. I understand this agreement will be kept on file at the school. (Questions should be directed to the principal for clarification.)

Please circle only ONE :

My child may use e-mail and the Internet (when available) while at school according to the rules outlined.

                        Yes             NO


Parent Name (print)____________________________________ Daytime Phone ______________

Parent Signature _____________________________________ DATE: __________________


As a user of the Fonville Middle School computers and computer network, I agree to comply with the above stated rules and to use the network constructively.


Student Name (print) ___________________________________

Student Signature _____________________________ Second Period Teacher _______________

Grade _______ DATE: _________________

My student's picture, name and/or work may be displayed on the Fonville Middle School web site.

Yes ___

No ____

Parent Signature ________________________________________________________