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SANTA CLARA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

STUDENT RESPONSIBLE USE AGREEMENT - GRADES K-5

The Internet and technology resources are important tools for you to use in your education. However, it is important that you are safe and responsible in your use of these resources. In order to use them, you must follow these rules:

1. Educational Purpose:

You must use the resources only for your school-related work. This means that all the web sites you access are related to assignments your teacher gives you.

2. Privileges:

The use of technology resources is a privilege. If you do not follow the rules of this agreement, your privileges may be taken away and you may be disciplined according to school and district rules and the law.

3. Digital Citizenship:

You are expected to be a good digital citizen in all of your communications. If your Internet usage at home or at school is disruptive to the school community, you may be disciplined according to the district's policy and/or the law.

4. Personal Responsibility:

You must not access, create or send anything that is inappropriate including threatening, obscene, disruptive, harassing, or illegal material. You should tell a teacher or another adult at the school if you accidently see something inappropriate.

5. Cyberbullying:

Cyberbullying is against the law and is not allowed by the district. You must not post information that you know is private or not true about someone else. You must not post photographs of other people online. You should tell a teacher or another adult at the school if you know of any bullying behavior.

6. Plagiarism and Copyright:

You must not take the ideas or writings of others and presenting them as if they were yours. You must not make copies of copyrighted songs, digital images, movies or other works.

7. Safety Requirements:

You must not tell your logins/ passwords to another person, except to a teacher or other adult at school. You must never use another person's login/password. You must never share your full name, your home address, or your telephone number online. You must not write another student's full name, address, or phone number online. You should immediately tell your teacher or other school adult if you receive anything that is inappropriate or makes you feel uncomfortable.

8. Vandalism:

You must not vandalize the network or harm equipment.

9. No Reasonable Expectation of Privacy:

You must understand that the information you access or post online is not private because it can be accessed by your teachers or principal, and possibly by other people.

10. Responsibilities for Damages:

Your parents can be held financially responsible for any harm that may result from your intentional misuse of the system. Signing this agreement, acknowledges this potential financial responsibility.

SANTA CLARA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

STUDENT RESPONSIBLE USE AGREEMENT - GRADES 6-12

Technological resources are important tools for furthering the district's educational mission. This agreement outlines the expectations and responsibilities for you to use these resources.

1. Educational Purpose:

The school's technological resources shall be used only for purposes related to education and research and within the educational goals and objectives of the Santa Clara Unified School District. This means that you may use the system for classroom activities, professional or career development and research. The district reserves the right to monitor any on-line communications or other network usage. You may not use the system for commercial purposes.

2. Privileges:

The use of computing resources is a privilege, not a right. The district may place reasonable restrictions on the material you access or post through the system, and violation of the law or this agreement shall result in cancellation of those privileges. If a user loses his/her privilege to use the technology, alternative means of acquiring information will be provided.

3. Personal Responsibility:

You shall report any security problem or misuse of the technological resources to the teacher or school administrator. You shall not knowingly access nor transmit material that is threatening, obscene, disruptive or sexually explicit, or that could be construed as harassment or disparagement of others based on their race, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, religion or political beliefs. Cyberbullying is prohibited by law and district policy. If you mistakenly access inappropriate information, you should immediately report this access to a teacher or school administrator.

4. Plagiarism and Copyright:

You may not plagiarize works that you find on the Internet. Plagiarism is taking the ideas or writings of others and presenting them as if they were yours. Copyrighted materials may not be placed on the technological resources without the copyright holder's permission. The user needs to be mindful that most printed text or graphics accessed via the Internet, CD ROM's, and other software is copyrighted. Users may download copyrighted material only for their own use.

5. Safety Requirements:

While utilizing the network or on-line service users are expected to be polite, use appropriate language, and not use the network in any way that would disrupt the use of the network by others. No personal information such as your home address or personal phone numbers or those of students or colleagues is to be posted at any time. You may not forward a message that was sent to you privately without permission from the person who sent you the message. You will promptly disclose to your teacher or other school staff any message that you receive that is inappropriate or makes you feel uncomfortable. You should not delete such messages until instructed to do so by a staff member.

6. Privacy:

You shall not read other users' mails or files; you shall not attempt to interfere with other users' ability to send or receive electronic mail, nor shall you attempt to read, delete, copy, modify or forge other users' mail or files. You will not post or share false or defamatory information about a person or organization. You will not post or share private information or photographs of others.

7. Security /Vandalism:

You are responsible for the proper use of any account that is issued in your name at all times. You will not share your account with another user. You may not attempt to gain unauthorized access to or disrupt any district or other computer/network system. Vandalizing the system by spreading viruses, engaging in any unlawful acts, or by any other is a violation of this agreement.

8. No Reasonable Expectation of Privacy:

You should not expect privacy in the contents of your personal files and records of your online activity on the district's network. The district's monitoring of Internet usage can reveal all activities you engage in when using the district's system. Maintenance and monitoring may lead to discovery that you have violated this agreement, the student conduct policy, or the law. An individual search will be conducted if there is reasonable suspicion that you have violated this agreement, or the law.

9. Violations of this Agreement:

In the event that there is a claim that you have violated the law, this agreement, or the district's student conduct policy, your access to the technological resources may be terminated and/or you may be disciplined under the district's student conduct policy.

10. Responsibilities for Damages:

You and/or your parents can be held financially responsible for any harm that may result from your intentional misuse of the system. Signing this agreement, acknowledges this potential financial responsibility

Exhibit SANTA CLARA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

version: April 10, 2014 Santa Clara, California

revised: October 10, 2019