HAWERA HIGH SCHOOL

ACCEPTANCE USE OF INFORMATION & COMMUNICATION RESOURCES

...all staff and studentsshould have access to an extensive collection of instrucional, professional and recreational resource material. The internet is to be used in a manner that is consistent with Hawera High School's standards of conduct and is part of the normal execution of student's or staff member's responsibilities."Information and Communication Technology Policy."
The following practices are considered by the school as "unacceptable" and may be cubject to disciplinary actions including written warnings and revocation of access privileges. Hawera High School also reserves the right to report any illegal activities to the appropiate authorities.

GENERAL USE OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION RESOURCES

UNACCEPTABLE PRACTICE INCLUDES:

* Interfering with the hardware or software of the network

* Writing or distributing objectionable, threatening or time wasting messages

* Breaching copyright in saving or printing material

* Examining, changing or using another person's files, output or user name without authorization

* Sending and/or receiving unusually long e-mails or attachments

* Sending or forwarding electronic chain letters

* Students and staff wasting time on non-educational business

* Representing personal opinion as that of Hawera High School

* Representing peronal opinion as that of Hawera High School

* Soliciting e-mails that are related to business activities, or soliciting non-school business for personal gain or benefit

* Unloading, downloading or otherwise transmitting commercial software or copyrighted material in violation of its copyright

* Revealing or publicizing confidential information about Hawera High School. This could include (but is not limited to) financial information, staff information, student information computer access codes etc.

* Making or posting indecent remarks, proposals or materials.


SPECIFIC INTERNET "UNACCEPTABLE PRACTICE"

UNACCEPTABLE PRACTICE INCLUDES:

* Visting internet sites tha contain obscene, objectionable material - violent, pornographic, racist

* Sending or receiving any material that is defamatory or obscene, or which is intended to annoy, harass or intimaidate another person

* Using the internet or e-mail for gambling or illegal purposes

Using chat channels unless specifically authorized by a staff member for an educational reason.

NOTICE TO STUDENTS

As part of your enrolment at Hawera High School you and your parents/caregivers signed and agreed to accept the terms of the above agreement. Please be aware of this when using the school computer system.