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Student Acceptable Use Policy




Acceptable Use Policy


The Internet is an electronic communications network which provides vast, diverse, and unique resources. Our goal in providing this service to teachers, staff, and students is to promote educational excellence at The Gilbert School by facilitating resource sharing, innovation, and communication.


The Board realizes that some material on the internet may contain items which are illegal, defamatory, or potentially offensive to some people. In order to prevent inappropriate use of the Internet, the Board charges the administration with the establishment and administration of guidelines for acceptable use.


Central to the responsible use is the expectation that teasers’, staff, and students’ access to the Internet via school-based hardware and/or Internet access accounts must be in support of education and educational research. In addition, such access must also be consistent with the rules appropriate to any network being used/accessed.


Violations may result in loss of access or other disciplinary or legal action.


 Adopted: February 11, 1998

Revised: 2016


The Gilbert School

Administrative Guidelines for Network/Internet Use


Access to the Internet at The Gilbert School is a privilege granted to those who demonstrate the ability to utilize this tool in a responsible manner.


Unacceptable behavior/activities will result in the loss of network privileges.

These behaviors would include, but are not limited to:

  • Allowing another student to use your network account
  • Using another student’s network account
  • Damaging or tampering with computer hardware, software or systems
  • Trespassing into an individual’s or organization’s folder, files, or work
  • Using obscene language, harassing, insulting, or attacking others in any forms of communication
  • Printing inappropriate materials that are not for educational use
  • Unauthorized revealing of the personal information of self or others
  • Unauthorized use of copyrighted material
  • Distribution of material protected by trade secret
  • Product advertisement, commercial activities or political lobbying
  • Downloading or loading software or applications without permission from the system administrator  
  • Attempting to access unauthorized sites
  • Use of chat rooms, sites selling term papers, book reports and other forms of student work.
  • Use of the school’s internet/email accounts for financial or commercial gain or for any illegal activity.
  • Participation in credit card fraud, electronic forgery or other forms of illegal behavior.
  • Transmission or accessing materials that are obscene, offensive, threatening or otherwise intended to harass or demean recipients.
  • Bypassing the school internet web filter through a web proxy.
  • Spamming (sending mass or inappropriate emails).
  • Students will comply with trademark and copyright laws and all license agreements. Ignorance of the law is not immunity. If you are unsure, ask a teacher or parent
  • Plagiarism is a violation of the student Code of Conduct. Give credit to all sources used, whether quoted or summarized. This includes all forms of media on the internet, such as graphics, movies, music, and text.
  • Use or possession of hacking software is strictly prohibited and violators will be subject to appropriate discipline by the school. Violation of applicable local, state or federal law, or school policy will result in criminal prosecution or disciplinary action by the District.
  • Informing appropriate Administrator of inappropriate use of technology, including inappropriate emails. Students should submit
  • Use of anonymous and/or false communications.
  • Students are not allowed to give out personal information, for any reason, over the internet.


It is further understood that the network storage areas are treated as school lockers. Network management personnel and/or school administration may review files and communications to maintain system integrity and ensure that the system is still being used responsibly. Users should not expect that files will be private. For students, the school will require that the students and a parent/guardian sign a Network Use Agreement as an indication that they have read and accepted the provisions. This agreement will be in effect throughout the student’s career at The Gilbert School.


I understand that using the network services provided by The Gilbert School is a privilege and not a right. My use of this privilege may be suspended or revoked at any time if I do not follow the terms of the Network/Internet Use Policy. The Internet is provided for educational purposes and access to controversial materials may not be restricted. It is the student’s responsibility to use the resource responsibility and appropriately. Network Privileges include the ability to access and use software, programs, and printers.


  • I agree to keep my user account and password confidential
  • I agree to properly log on and off the network
  • I will never let anyone else use my account
  • I agree to use the Internet according to the policies stated in the Network/Internet Use Agreement


As a condition of my use of the network services, I have read and understand the conditions of the Network/Internet Use Policy. Should I violate these rules, I understand that I may lose Internet and/or network privileges at The Gilbert School and may be subject to further disciplinary/legal action as required.


Student Signature: ___________________________________        Date: __________


Please PRINT Student Name Legibly: _______________________________________


As a parent or guardian of this student, I have read and understand the Network/Internet Use Agreement. I give permission for my child to be issued a password and an account that will provide access to network services such as software, electronic mail and the internet.


I understand that some materials on the Internet may be objectionable, but I accept the responsibility for providing guidance to the above child on Internet use and the proper selection of information and media. I understand that my student may lose network privileges for violating any part of the use agreement.


Parent Signature: ___________________________________        Date: __________


Please PRINT Student Name Legibly: _______________________________________



  • Please Return Signed Copy to: The Gilbert School IT Department