Internet Acceptable Use Policy

It is the goal of the Our Lady of Humility School to provide a world-class education to all students. The Internet is one of the many information resources available to students as part of that process. Through the Internet, students can access data from colleges and universities, scientific research facilities, government resources and many other informative sites throughout the world. While there is an enormous amount of useful and valuable information available, due to the global nature of the Internet and the lack of effective control over its content, access brings with it the potential for misuse and abuse. Our Lady of Humility School will make every reasonable effort to ensure the Internet is used responsibly and will take every reasonable step to control access to inappropriate material. Our Lady of Humility School expects all students to use the Internet in an appropriate and responsible manner for educational purposes only.

Access to the Internet is a privilege offered to the students at the discretion of the administrators, teachers, and library media staff at each school. While at school, students may only log on using the school’s Internet account, and may not use personal or home accounts. The Our Lady of Humility School account is to be used for educational purposes only, including research for school projects and intellectual inquiry.

Students are expected to use the Internet in a responsible manner. Students are not to transmit, receive, submit, publish or otherwise access information deemed inappropriate, including, but not limited to, material that is defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, obscene, profane, racially or gender offensive, unethical, sexually oriented, or illegal.

Students may not use the school’s Internet account to conduct private, commercial, personal or illegal business. Students may not access personal email accounts and are not permitted to engage in chat room activity, nor social networking sites. Game playing and listening to music is prohibited. Hacking [any attempt to gain prohibited access to or malicious attempt to harm or destroy data or to upload, download or otherwise create computer viruses] will not be tolerated. Altering or removing computer files not belonging to the user, installing unlicensed software, creating links to inappropriate materials, disconnecting equipment, and vandalism of any kind are prohibited.

Students are expected to conform to accepted social behavior in their use of the Internet (“netiquette”). Users shall refrain from plagiarizing the works of others obtained over the Internet and are to respect copyrighted material and to properly credit all works cited from Internet resources. Students must immediately notify the system administrator if a security problem is discovered.

Inappropriate behavior on the part of any student while using the Our Lady of Humility School Internet account may result in the loss of temporary or permanent Internet access privileges.  In addition, a detention or suspension may be imposed. Under appropriate circumstances, law enforcement officials may be notified. Our Lady of Humility School, along with any other persons or organizations associated with the school Internet connectivity, will not be liable for the actions of anyone connecting to the Internet through the school. All users shall assume full liability, legal, financial or otherwise, for their actions while connected to the Internet. In addition, Our Lady of Humility School takes no responsibility for any information or materials accessed or transferred from the Internet. Parents or guardians agree to accept financial responsibility for any damages or expenses incurred as a result of inappropriate or illegal student activity while using Our Lady of Humility School Internet account.

Our Lady of Humility School makes no guarantee, implied or otherwise, regarding the validity of information accessed on the Internet, nor does it guarantee protection against corruption of electronic files when information is downloaded. Our Lady of Humility School reserves the right to log network use, monitor files and file space, thus students should not expect their use to remain private. Our Lady of Humility School reserves the right to modify these guidelines at any time.