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Responsible Use Policy

RESPONSIBLE USE

Highland Park ISD provides students with access to the District’s electronic communications system for educational purposes. The electronic communications system is defined as the District’s network, servers, computers, mobile devices, peripherals, applications, databases, online resources, Internet access, email, and any other technology designated for use by students. While the District uses filtering technology and protection measures to restrict access to inappropriate material, it is not possible to absolutely prevent such access. It will be each student’s responsibility to follow the rules for appropriate and responsible use. Access to the Highland Park ISD network is a privilege, and administrators and faculty may review files and online activity to maintain system integrity and ensure that users are acting responsibly.  


STUDENTS IN HIGHLAND PARK ISD MUST ADHERE TO THE FOLLOWING
STANDARDS OF RESPONSIBLE USE:
 

Use of the Network & District Resources:  
  • Students are responsible at all times for their use of the District’s electronic communication system and must assume personal responsibility to behave ethically and responsibly.  
  • The District may review files and communications to maintain system integrity and to ensure that users are using the system responsibly.  
  • To promote safe and responsible use of online resources, students are required to access Highland Park ISD’s filtered wireless network for online classroom work and research.  
  • Students may not access, modify, download, or install computer programs, files, or information belonging to others.  
  • Students may not alter computers, networks, printers or other equipment except as directed by a staff member.  
  • Students may not use others’ accounts or attempt to access confidential HPISD student or personnel information.  
Appropriate Content:
  •  Students may use their mobile devices for classroom work, but not for unauthorized activities (e.g. playing online games, downloading music, watching video broadcasts, participating in chat rooms, etc.).  
  • Students may not release personal information on the Internet or in electronic communications.  If a student finds an inappropriate site or image, he or she must immediately minimize the program and contact the instructor.
  • Students may not create/publish/submit or display any materials/media that are abusive, obscene, sexually oriented, threatening, harassing, damaging to another’s reputation, or illegal, and must report any instances encountered.
  •  Students shall adhere to all laws and statutes related to issues of copyright or plagiarism.
  • Violation of any of these standards may result in suspension of computer use, suspension of Internet privileges and/or other disciplinary action.  

WIRELESS INFORMATION
 
By logging into the HPISD wireless network, students are accepting the terms of the Highland Park Student Responsible Use Agreement. Once on the HPISD wireless network, all users will have filtered Internet access just as they would on a district-owned device.