SCUC Responsible Use of Technology Resources for Students
In SCUC ISD, we believe technology is a relevant tool that enhances learning in and beyond the classroom. We use technology to support the district’s mission, vision and values and the development of the Traits of a Graduate for all students. The principles outlined below are guidelines for students to use technologies in a meaningful, safe, and responsible way in accordance with district policy. [see CQ(LOCAL)] These technologies may include, but are not limited to, district-provided equipment as well as personal devices (computers, tablets, cell phones, laptops, and more). We want students to embrace the following principles so that they may become responsible digital citizens.
In accepting this agreement, students acknowledge the following rules and conditions:
- I will use SCUC ISD technology resources in a meaningful, safe, and responsible way.
- I understand that all of my online actions leave a permanent record and remain online, even if deleted.
- I understand that I represent the school district in all my online activities.
- I understand that what I post on social media should not reflect negatively on my fellow students, teachers, or on the District.
- I understand that personal use of social media may have an effect on current and future educational institutions, employers and others that may impact my future opportunities.
- I will use technology resources productively and appropriately for school-related purposes. I will avoid using any technology resource in such a way that would disrupt the activities of other users.
- I will use digital communication (email, texting, video and photo sharing apps) with the understanding that I am creating a digital reputation.
- I understand that my school network and my school account are property of SCUC ISD and anything that I do can be monitored.
- I understand that district administrators will deem what conduct is inappropriate use if such conduct is not specified in this agreement.
I will use technology in accordance with the laws of the United States and the State of Texas:
- Criminal acts – These include, but are not limited to, “hacking” or attempting to access computer systems without authorization, harassing email, cyberbullying, cyberstalking, child pornography, vandalism, and/or unauthorized tampering with computer
- Libel laws - Publicly defaming people through the published material on the Internet, email,
- Copyright violations - Copying, selling or distributing copyrighted material without the express written permission of the author or publisher (users should assume that all materials available on the Internet are protected by copyright), engaging in plagiarism (using other's words or ideas as your own).
I understand and will abide by the above responsible use principles. Should I commit a violation, I understand that consequences of my actions could include suspension of computer privileges, disciplinary action, and/or referral to law enforcement. (see Student Code of Conduct)