Internet Access Usage
Murray City School District has access to the Internet, a world-wide computer network connecting computers all over the world. There are thousands of educational resources on the Internet that students and teachers in the Murray City School District will be able to access and use. We strongly believe that these resources are effective ways to introduce and educate students to the global nature of information. Access through Murray School District is for educational purposes, such as research, project development, etc.
With access to computers and people all over the world comes the availability of materials that may not be considered to be of educational value in the context of the school setting. Murray City School District and the Utah Education Network have taken available precautions to restrict access to objectionable materials. However, on a global network it is impossible to control all material and a user may discover controversial or inappropriate information. We strongly believe that the valuable information and interaction available on the Internet far outweigh the possibility that users may obtain objectionable material.
The Murray School Board has policy (PS 404 and SP 900.3) to insure the best educational experience when using the Internet and/or Local Area Networks (LANs). The following specific uniform practices and guidelines will be followed by the
staff and students of the Murray City School District.
Etiquette and Guidelines:
- Never write or share password information.
- Do not reveal personal information about yourself or others, i.e., home address, phone numbers, financial information or social security numbers.
- All network communication must be courteous and free from inappropriate language.
- Electronic mail is not guaranteed to be private. Although resources obtained through computer network communications shall be treated as confidential and private, and reasonable measures will be taken to protect the privacy rights of users, the School District cautions users that no computer network communications should ever be considered completely private and are subject to monitoring by local, state, and federal agencies.
- Use of other organizations’ networks or computing resources must comply with rules appropriate to that network.
- Electronic mail should be read and deleted regularly. File server space is limited.
- If you are unsure about whether an action is appropriate, ask your teacher or the system administrator.
Users must NOT:
- Attempt to tamper with other people’s data or to gain unauthorized access to data on the Internet.
- Use the Internet for commercial use, product advertisement, or political lobbying activities, including lobbying for student body office.
- Use computer networks to support illegal activities, as defined by local, state of federal law.
- Reconfigure or change setups in any computer system.
- Use computer networks for obscene purposes such as the receipt, storage, or distribution of profanity or other offensive language and sexually explicit materials including nudity and other graphic or textual depictions of sexually explicit activities.
- Use mail or message services to harass, intimidate or otherwise annoy another person, e.g., broadcasting unsolicited messages or sending mail after being told it is unwanted.
Internet access in Murray City School District is a privilege and not a right. Violating any of the guidelines or prohibitions listed previously can result in restricted network access, losing all network access privileges, and disciplinary or legal action including, but not limited to, criminal prosecution under appropriate local, state, and federal laws. The systems administrator will close an account and/or restrict network access if necessary. An administrator or faculty member has the right to request, for cause, that the systems administrator deny, revoke, or suspend specific user access or account.
Murray City School District makes no warranties of any kind whether expressed or implied, for the service it is providing. Murray City School District will not be responsible for any damages you suffer while on this system. These damages include, but are not limited to, loss of data as a result of delays, non-deliveries, miss-deliveries, or service interruptions caused by the system or your errors or omissions. Use of any information obtained via the information system is at your own risk.
Murray City School District specifically denies any responsibility for the accuracy of information obtained through electronic information resources.