Please read this document carefully before signing.
Internet access is now available to
students and teachers in the
We are very pleased to bring this access to China Spring I.S.D. and believe the Internet offers vast, diverse, and unique resources to both students and teachers. Our goal in providing this service to teachers and students is to promote educational excellence in schools by facilitating resource sharing, innovation, and communication.
The Internet is an electronic highway connecting thousands of computers all over the world and millions of individual subscribers. Students and teachers have access to:
I)†† Electronic mail communication with people all over the world.
2)†† Information and news from NASA as well as the opportunity to correspond with the scientists at NASA and other research institutions.
3)†† Public domain software and shareware of all types.
4)†† Discussion groups on a plethora of topics ranging from Chinese culture to the environment to music to politics
5)†† Access to many University Library Catalogs, the Library of Congress and ERIC.
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.
Internet access is coordinated through a complex association of government agencies, and regional and state networks. In addition, the smooth operation of the network relies upon the proper conduct of the end users who must adhere to strict guidelines. These guidelines are provided here so that you are aware of the responsibilities you are about to acquire. In general this requires efficient, ethical and legal utilization of the network resources. If an China Spring I.S.D. user violates any of these provisions, his or her account will be terminated and future access could possibly be denied. The signature(s) at the end of this document is (are) legally binding and indicates the party (parties) who signed has (have) read the terms and conditions carefully and understand(s) their significance.
Internet - Terms and Conditions
Use - The purpose of the Internet is to support research and education in and
among academic Institutions in the
- The use of the Internet is a privilege, not a right, and inappropriate use
will result in a cancellation of those privileges. (Each student who receives
an account will be part of a discussion with a
3)†† Network Etiquette - You are expected to abide by the generally accepted rules of network etiquette. These include (but are not limited to) the following:
a)†† Be polite. Do not get abusive in your messages to others.
b) Use appropriate language. Do not swear, use vulgarities or any other inappropriate language.† Illegal activities are strictly forbidden.
c)†† Retrieval or publishing obscene materials is prohibited.
d)†† Do not reveal your personal address or phone numbers of students or colleagues.
e)†† Note that electronic mail (e-mail) is not guaranteed to be private. People who operate the system do have access to all mail. Messages relating to or in support of illegal activities may be reported to the authorities.
f)†† Do not use the network in such a way that you would disrupt the use of the network by other users.
g)†† All communications and information accessible via the network should be assumed to be private property.
5)†† Security - Security on any computer system is a high priority, especially when the system involves many users. If you feel you can identify a security problem on the Internet, you must notify a system administrator or your District Internet Coordinator. Do not demonstrate the problem to other users. Do not use another individualís account without written permission from that individual. Attempts to log on to the network, as a system administrator will result in cancellation of user privileges. Any user identified as a security risk or having a history of problems with other computer systems may be denied access to Internet.
6)†† Vandalism - Vandalism will result in cancellation of privileges. Vandalism is defined as any malicious attempt to harm or destroy data of another user, Internet, or any of the above listed agencies or other networks that are connected to the Internet backbone. This includes, but not limited to, the uploading or creation of computer viruses.
7)†† Failure to abide by Internet use policies will result in loss of school access to the Internet, loss of access to school computer facilities/equipment, and other discipline measures as determined by school officials.