Example 1- Selma Middle School, Selma, Indiana
Selma Middle School has the ability to enhance your child's education
through the use of computers. Your child will be able to communicate through
electronic mail and Internet. Electronic mail is the sending and receiving
of messages through the use of a computer account and password. Internet
is a network of information available through the use of a computer. Internet
allows your child the opportunity to reach out to many other people, share
information, learn concepts, etc.
|It is very important that messages sent over electronic
mail be written appropriately. The reason for this is that the people receiving
the messages can forward the messages to others or post them on
electronic bulletin board systems for anyone to read. Therefore, the messages should not contain profanity, obscene comments, sexually explicit material, expressions of bigotry, racism, or hate. Also they should not contain personal information that you would not want any stranger to have such as your name, address, or phone number.
|With this educational opportunity also comes responsibility.
It is important that you and your child read the ethics code and discuss
it together. When your child is given an account number and allowed to
use the computers it is extremely important that the rules are followed.
The use of inappropriate material may result in the loss of the privilege
to use this educational tool. Parents, remember that you are legally responsible
for your child's actions. Please stress to your child the importance of
using only his or her own account number and password and the importance
of keeping it a secret from other students. Your child should under NO
circumstances let anyone else use their account number and password!!
|Please take time to sit down with your child to read and
discuss the Rules and Code of Ethics for Selma Middle School Computer Users.
Then sign and return to us the statement provided as soon as possible.
|As a computer user I agree to follow the rules and code of ethics in
all of my work with computers while attending Selma Middle School.
I. I recognize that all computer users have the same right to
use the equipment; therefore,
III. I recognize also that the work of all users is valuable; therefore, I will protect the privacy of others' areas by not trying to learn their passwords; I will not copy, change, read, or use files in another user's area, without that user's prior permission; I will not attempt to gain unauthorized access to system programs or computer equipment; I will not use computer systems to disturb or harass other computer users by sending unwanted mail or by other means; and I will not download information onto the hard drives of any Selma Middle School computer for permanent storage. I will download information onto diskettes if planning to store the information for more than one week.
IV. Violations of the rules and code of ethics described above will
be dealt with seriously. Violators will lose computer privileges.
|Please sign and return.
We, the parents of have read and discussed the above Rules and Code
of Ethics for