Proximity Learning Technology Acceptable Use Policy

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Proximity Learning Technology Acceptable Use Policy

The purpose of this Technology Acceptable Use Policy is to ensure appropriate, responsible, ethical and legal use of technology with Proximity Learning. Acceptable use of technology is for the purpose of providing online instruction, improving student learning and to prepare students for the workplace.

The Proximity Learning Acceptable Use Policy (“AUP”) is in place to prevent unauthorized access and other unlawful activities by online users, prevent unauthorized disclosure of or access to sensitive information, and to comply with the Children’s Internet Protection Act (“CIPA”). Only users who agree to this Acceptable Use Policy are authorized to access Proximity Learning technology.

Acceptable Uses of Proximity Learning Technology

This policy describes acceptable uses of Proximity Learning technology systems (hardware, software, network, and Internet) as well as unacceptable uses. These policies are established to:

• Enhance teaching and learning;
• Increase safety for students and staff;
• Improve the efficiency of mylangauge360 technology systems;
• Clarify acceptable and proper use of mylanguage360 technology;
• Ensure alignment with mylanguage360 Core Beliefs and Commitments;
• Ensure compliance with applicable district policies, state and federal laws;
• Educate students, staff, and others who use mylanguage360 technology.

Proximity Learning will use technology protection measures to block or filter, to the extent practicable, access of visual depictions that are obscene, pornographic, and harmful to minors over the network. Proximity Learning reserves the right to monitor users’ online activities and to access, review, copy, and store or delete any electronic communication or files and disclose them to others as it deems necessary. Users should not have an expectation of privacy regarding their use of Proximity Learning property, network and/or Internet access or files, including email.
Violation of these policies in collaboration with school and school districts may result in one or more of the following: loss of access privileges, suspension, and/or expulsion. Proximity Learning will work with the school or school districts Acceptable Use Policy to tailor any disciplinary action to the specific issues related to each violation.

Unacceptable Uses of Proximity Learning Technology

Below are examples of inappropriate activity on the Proximity Learning web site, however the Proximity Learning reserves the right to take immediate action regarding activities that 1) create security and/or safety issues for the Proximity Learning, students, employees, schools, network or computer resources, or 2) expend Proximity Learning resources on content that Proximity Learning in its sole discretion determines lacks legitimate educational content/purpose, or 3) are determined by Proximity Learning as inappropriate.

Examples of Inappropriate Activity:

1. Violating any state or federal law or municipal ordinance, such as: accessing or transmitting pornography of any kind, obscene depictions, harmful materials, materials that encourage others to violate the law, confidential information or copyrighted materials.
2. Engaging in criminal activities that can be punished under law.
3. Selling or purchasing illegal items or substances.
4. Obtaining and/or using anonymous email sites, spamming, spreading viruses.
5. Causing harm to others or damage to their property.
6. Using profane or abusive language; threatening, harassing, or making damaging or false statements about others or accessing, transmitting, or downloading offensive, harassing, or disparaging materials.
7. Deleting, copying, modifying, or forging other users' names, emails, files, or data. Disguising one's identity, impersonating other users, or sending anonymous email.
8. Damaging computer equipment, files, data or the network in any way, including intentionally accessing, transmitting or downloading computer viruses or other harmful files or programs, or disrupting any computer system performance.
9. Using computer to pursue “hacking,” internal or external to myLanguage360, or attempting to access information protected by privacy laws.
10. Accessing, transmitting or downloading large files, including "chain letters" or any type of "pyramid schemes".
11. Using myLanguage360 internet and intranet property, such as web sites, email, networks, or other technology for personal gain.
12. Intentionally accessing, creating, storing or transmitting material that is offensive, indecent, obscene, intimidating, or hostile; or that harasses, insults or attacks others.
13. Not adhering to all copyright laws.
14. Using the network for non-academic related bandwidth intensive activities such as network games or transmission of large audio/video files or serving as a host for such activities.

Technology Acceptable Use Policy for Students

Please PRINT the information below:

Student's Name: ________________________________________________
Grade: ____ Teacher/Class: ____________________
Parent/Guardian’s Name: ________________________________________

User Agreement Form

As a user of the mylanguage360 online program and network, I hereby agree to comply with the above-stated rules. I will use the network responsibly and will honor all relevant laws and restrictions.

Student's Signature ____________________________________ Date _______________

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