Internet Use Agreement

    Using a computer at school is a privilege.† The following checklist is designed to keep your time on the computers safe and productive.† Failure to adhere to this checklist could result in removal of access to our school network and additional consequences.  As your teacher I am responsible for planning and designing lessons that will help you achieve your learning goals and objectives.  Anytime we go into the computer lab I am responsible for signing up time and being responsible to make sure the equipment is used properly for learning.  In order for this to happen, you as the student also have some responsibilities.

†I, ________________________________________, the student, agree to the following rules for using computers and the internet at school:

 Access to technology, computers, and the Internet is a privilege that comes with responsibility. Our school has established many rules and safeguards to protect you from exposure to inappropriate or unsafe material while on the Internet or accessing the school's network. Some of these safeguards are outlined below:

Childís Signature_______________________________________________††††††††† Date___________________

Parentís Name__________________________________________________†††††††††Date___________________

Parentís Signature_______________________________________________††††††††† Date___________________

Parent letter

Dear Parents and Guardians,
††††††† I am pleased to have your child in my class this year.† Iím sure we are going to have a wonderful year but we need to review the Internet use in the classroom.†
††††††† Iím sure you know the vast amount of knowledge the Internet holds and also the dangers that it possesses.† The Internet is an fantastic teaching resource.† With it, we can travel around the world, meet experts, and access more information than would normally be possible.† However there is a negative side as well so we need to deal with that first.
††††††† As I seek to pursue learning in a safe environment with the Internet as a tool, I, along with the school policies send you this letter and have my students sign my policy.  Below is what I do to keep this a safe learning experience for all.


    The Internet Use Agreement is coming home for you to review with your student today.† Please review it and sign it together this week and send it back to school.† I want to stress to students how important it is that they treat the technology with respect and use it appropriately.† You can help to reinforce this.  Without your signature and your child's signature on this letter, your child will not be allowed to use the computer in our lab at school.
†††††Thank you for your assistance in this matter.† I consider this a great step because children need to know how important these ideas are.† You might even want to consider drawing up your own agreement with your child at home.
    If you have any concerns or questions, please contact me so that I may discuss the matter with you.†
††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Thanks Again,
††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Mrs. Toombs