The Internet, a global electronic information infrastructure, is a network of networks used by educators, businesses, the government and numerous organizations. The Internet is considered a learning resource, similar to books, magazines, video, CD-ROM and other information services. It provides access to computers and people all over the world and with that access comes the availability of material that may not be considered to be of educational value in the context of the school setting. Neither the information nor the content of such information on the Internet can be controlled by the Waterbury Public Schools. The majority of the sites on the Internet can provide a wealth of educational opportunity to schools and students, however, some sites may contain information which is not appropriate for school-aged children. While the intent of the district is to provide access to the Internet and online services to further educational goals and objectives, parents should be aware that students will have access to potentially unacceptable resources if they disregard the district’s access guidelines.
The operation of the Internet relies heavily on the proper conduct of the users, who must adhere to strict guidelines. If a district user, faculty member, staff member or student violates any of the acceptable use provisions outlined in this document, their access may be terminated and future access may be denied. Furthermore, a violation may result in disciplinary action. Students shall use the Internet only with permission and supervision of a teacher, administrator or authorized staff member.
Internet Acceptable Use Policy For Students / Spanish Version
Internet Acceptable Use Policy For Employees / Spanish Version