Student 6-12 User Agreement
Bethel Online Appropriate Use Policy for Students
The use of the Bethel School District’s computer network (Bethel Online) is a privilege, not a right. Access to Bethel Online entails responsibility. Users are required to follow the Bethel Online Appropriate Use Policy. Read and understand these guidelines before signing the Bethel Online User Agreement.
Users have the intellectual freedom to express opinions as long as that expression does not violate Bethel Online Appropriate Use Policy or Bethel School District Policy.
The user is responsible at all times for the proper use of his or her Bethel Online account.
Network accounts are assigned to individuals and may not be shared. This means that you are not to let others use your account to access Bethel Online or the Internet.
The user will never share his or her password with anyone.
The user will use appropriate language in network communications. Swearing, vulgarities and any other inappropriate language is strictly forbidden.
The user will not use, forward or attempt to access material from Bethel Online or associated resources such as the Internet that might be considered offensive or inflammatory or inappropriate in an educational setting.
The user will change his or her password at least once a year. Passwords should include at least one non-alphanumeric character such as an asterisk, pound sign, dollar sign, etc.
The user understands that network storage areas may be treated like school lockers. From time to time network administrators may review files and communications in the course of maintaining the network. The user should not expect that files, including email, stored on district computers will always be private.
The user will not send or display offensive messages or pictures.
The user will not use the network to harass, insult or verbally attack others.
The user will honor all copyright laws related to both written material and computer software.
The user will not use another user’s password to access the network.
The user will not trespass into other users’ folders, work or files. In the case where the user accidentally gains access to another user’s work, the user will immediately close the folder and report the accidental access to the system operator.
The user will not spread computer viruses. Deliberate attempts to degrade or disrupt network performance by spreading computer viruses are considered criminal activity by state and federal law.
The user will not use Bethel Online to engage in or encourage any illegal activity.
The user will not upload or download any software illegally.
The user will not post any messages on the network anonymously.
The user will protect other’s privacy.
The user will never reveal through electronic means his or her personal address and phone number or those of other students or colleagues.
The user will not attempt to use Bethel Online for illegal purposes including maliciously attempting to harm or destroy data of another user or harm or destroy any hardware or software components of the network
The user will be efficient in the use of shared network resources and not jeopardize network performance. The playing of games across the network is not allowed.
The user will not use Bethel Online for commercial purposes, advertising, personal financial gain or political campaigning
The user will use Bethel Online for its intended purpose which is to support and enhance learning and teaching.
The user understands that the Bethel School District makes no warranties of any kind, whether expressed or implied, for the service it is providing. The district will not be responsible for any damages a user suffers including loss of data resulting from delays, nondeliveries, mis-deliveries, or service interruptions caused by the district’s own errors or omissions. Use of any information obtained via the Internet is at the user’s own risk. The Bethel School District specifically denies any responsibility for the accuracy or quality of information obtained through its services.