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Internet Policy

A printable copy of this policy, including acknowledgement forms to be completed and returned to the school, can be found at the bottom of this page.

Student Acceptable Use Policy

Technology Mission Statement
Jubilee Academic Center is committed to utilizing the maximum potential of technology to enhance
student learning and increase teacher effectiveness by providing students with technology-related
experiences. Recognizing the ever-changing influences of technology on all aspects of our lives, Jubilee
Academic Center is dedicated to providing an integrated technological curriculum for all students and
staff members. Students will have access to the technology necessary to produce, manage, communicate
and retrieve information in an efficient manner for educational use. In the attainment of both present and
future goals, Jubilee Academic Center will provide a continually evolving staff development program
oriented toward the integration of technology in areas of curriculum.

Instructional Resource
Jubilee Academic Center is proud to bring network and Internet access to school employees and students,
and believes the Internet offers many diverse and unique resources to both students and staff. Jubilee
Academic Center’s goal in providing this service to staff and students is to promote educational
excellence in schools by facilitating resource sharing, innovative teaching, and communication skills.
Students and staff have access to numerous research oriented and instructional resources via the Internet.
On-line encyclopedias, professional journals, and databases filled with timely information on thousands
of topics are just a few of the resources provided. On-campus computers have the technology necessary to
support student research and to promote academic achievement.

Student Safety
Jubilee Academic Center is aware that resources that are inappropriate or not designed for use in the
educational setting may be accessed on the Internet. To protect students and staff from such inappropriate
material, the school’s Internet access is filtered with one of the highest-rated Internet filtering systems
available. However, users must recognize that it is impossible for Jubilee Academic Center to restrict
access to all controversial material and individuals must be responsible for their own actions in navigating
the network.

Purpose
The purpose of this policy is to ensure school-level compliance with all procedures and regulations
regarding the local area network and Internet usage. All students, parents, teachers, administrators and
school employees who obtain their Internet access through Jubilee Academic Center are expected to use
these services appropriately.

User Responsibilities
The use of the Internet is a privilege. Abusive conduct will lead to the privilege being revoked. Jubilee
Academic Center is providing Internet resources for educational purposes only. Student/staff use of
Internet resources must be related to an expressed educational and/or administrative goal or objective.
1. The use of the Jubilee Academic Center Internet and computer network must be in support of
educational goals, research, and class assignments and be consistent with the educational
objectives of the school.
2. Users must have a valid, authorized account to access the network, and use only those computer
resources that are authorized. Accounts may be used only in accordance with authorized
purposes.
3. Individual accounts may be used only by the owner of the account except where specifically
authorized by the Jubilee Academic Center administration. In the case of class accounts, all use
must be under the supervision of the sponsoring teacher/supervisor.
4. The user is responsible for safeguarding the computer account. Users are expected to protect
access to accounts by keeping passwords confidential. They must respect the privacy of others by
not tampering with their files, passwords or accounts.

Policy – Terms and Conditions

Acceptable Use
Users are to properly use school network resources for educational and/or administrative purposes.
Respectful and responsible network etiquette and behavior should be in keeping with the school’s mission
statement. Students and staff are expressly prohibited from accessing obscene, profane, vulgar, or
pornographic sites or materials.

Students are prohibited from sending or posting electronic messages that are abusive, obscene, sexually
oriented, threatening, harassing, damaging to another’s reputation or illegal. This prohibition applies to
conduct off school property if it results in a substantial disruption to the educational environment.
Any person taking, disseminating, transferring or sharing obscene, sexually oriented, lewd or otherwise
illegal images or other content, commonly referred to as “sexting,” will be disciplined according to the
Student Code of Conduct and may, in certain circumstances, be reported to law enforcement. Because
engaging in this type of behavior can lead to bullying or harassment, students involved in “sexting” or the
sharing of inappropriate images or other content may also be disciplined for violating the Jubilee
Academic Center anti-harassment and bullying policies. Accordingly, we strongly encourage you to
review with your child http://beforeyoutext.com, a state-developed program that addresses the
consequences of engaging in inappropriate behavior using technology.

Monitored Use

Electronic mail transmissions and other use of the electronic communications system by students and
employees shall not be considered confidential and may be monitored at any time by designated school
staff to ensure appropriate use for educational or administrative purposes. Forgery or attempted forgery of
electronic mail messages is prohibited. Only the school’s authorized IT Manager may read, delete, copy
or modify the electronic mail of other system users.

Vandalism
Vandalism is defined as any malicious attempt to harm, disrupt or destroy data of another user of the
Jubilee Academic Center network or any other agencies or networks that are connected to the Internet.
This includes, but is not limited to, the uploading or creating of computer viruses. Any of these actions
may be viewed as violations of school policy, administrative regulations and, possibly, as criminal
activity under applicable state and federal laws. Users must respect the privacy of other users, and will not
intentionally seek information on, obtain copies of, or modify any file, data, or password belonging to
another user, or represent themselves as another user unless explicitly authorized. Deliberate attempts to
degrade or disrupt system performance and/or degrade, disrupt or bypass system security are violations of
school policy and administrative regulations, and may constitute criminal activity under applicable laws.
Any prohibited behavior under this policy will result in the cancellation of technology privileges. Jubilee
Academic Center will, in accordance with school policy, cooperate with local, state, or federal officials in
any investigation concerning or relating to misuse of the Jubilee Academic Center network.

Network Etiquette
Each network user is expected to:
1. Be polite (i.e., an all-caps message implies shouting);
2. Use appropriate language;
3. Refrain from any activity that may be considered “cyber bullying,” including but not limited to
threats of violence, extortion, obscene or harassing messages, harassment, stalking, child
pornography, and sexual exploitation;
4. Maintain confidentiality of the user, colleagues, and students;
5. Respect copyright laws; and
6. Be respectful in all aspects of network use.

Consequences

Violation of the Jubilee Academic Center policies and procedures concerning use of the computer on the
network will result in the same disciplinary actions that would result from similar violations in other areas
of school policy, including the Student Code of Conduct. Any or all of the following consequences may
be enforced if a student violates the terms of this policy:
1. Loss of computer privileges/Internet access, with length of time to be determined by campus
administration.
2. Any campus-based disciplinary consequence, including suspension, as deemed appropriate by the
administration.
3. Suspension may be considered for flagrant violations or violations that corrupt the educational
value of the computers or the Internet.
4. Expulsion may be considered in instances where students have used Jubilee Academic Center
Internet access to engage in conduct that constitutes felony criminal mischief, and/or have
deliberately attempted to bypass installed security software or copy/modify another student’s
work files.