ACTI has a behavior code that details appropriate school behavior, outlines rights, and sets expectations for students. Because the computers are used as a part of a school activity, the school’s code of conduct applies to computer activities as well.
Therefore, the computer use policy is an extension of the school’s behavior code. The rules apply to vandalism of computer equipment, unauthorized access to information, computer piracy, hacking, and any tampering with hardware, software or network.
Students must attend a Library Orientation session and sign an Acceptable Use Policy before using the library computers.
Email and Personal Accounts:
a. Do not put personal information such as credit card numbers, social security numbers, and bank account numbers in your email messages or other communications, like Facebook or MySpace.
b. Please do not check the box to tell the computer to “REMEMBER” your name and/or password.
d. Be sure to “sign out” or “log out” of your email, and other personal accounts, when you are finished, so no one else canaccess them.
You can take information with you by:
a) Printing - We do not charge for printing but please keep printouts to a minimum.
b) Downloading documents and files only onto YOUR disk. (CD, floppy or flash), not the computer!
(All student computers have CD burners in them but you must provide your own CD.) Please do not save documents to the hard drive. They WILL get deleted. When the computer restarts, Deep Freeze Software deletes your documents and changes!!!
a) It’s not our job to satisfy anyone’s sexual curiosities. Stay out of pornographic and/or sexually explicit sites. We do have a filter to help block the porn. We check the computer history, which you cannot delete. *BIRs can be written for violations. *Computer card can be taken for violations.
b) Sometimes you might stumble into a site you didn’t intend to visit or porn might pop up on your computer. If you get into an unacceptable site, you can do one of three things to get out.
1). Go BACK immediately, or
2). Turn off the monitor and ask for help from a staff member, or
3). Click on the HOME icon to go back to the original page. Do not draw a crowd! If steps 1-3 do not work, close out the Internet and start again.
Additional Tips: a)If you have problems with the computer or printer, please tell the librarian, library assistant or a coach. They can get more paper and toner.
b)We do not provide headphones or ear buds. You must bring your own.
c) Close all computers windows you open. Always make sure you leave the computer at the start screen, the way you found it. Don’t forget to pick up your personal items.
d) Sign OUT at the desk, or let the library assistant know, when you finish using the computer. Do not LOG OFF the computer from the network.
e)Pleasedo not shut down the computer when you are finished.We will do that at the end of the day.
•NO changing of computer configurations (desktop pattern, screen saver, etc.)
•NO theft, damage or destruction of computer software and/or equipment
•NO posting or reposting private, personally identifiable information about another person without permission
•NO sending threatening or harassing messages**
•NO making or transmitting false, defamatory, or libelous statements about another person, group, or organization**
•NO accessing or sharing pornographic, sexually explicit, obscene, or otherwise harmful or inappropriate materials
•NO gaining or attempting to gain unauthorized access to ACTI computers and network
•NO interfering with the daily operation of ACTI computer and network, including knowingly placing a computer virus on or within any computer or network
•NO accessing or attempting to access another person’s account, password, or files without prior implied or direct consent of that person
•NO intercepting communications intended for another person without prior authorization
•NO downloading, uploading, or distributing any files, software, or other material in violation of federal copyright laws or intellectual property laws
**Cyberbullying is considered a Class B Misdemeanor in the state of Arkansas.
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