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Escondido Union ESD |  AR  6163.4  Instruction

Student Use Of Technology   

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Each school in the Escondido Union School District (EUSD) has a behavior code for all students that details appropriate school behaviors and sets expectations for students. The use of the Internet is a continuance of the school's activity; therefore, the school's code of conduct applies to the use of Internet activities as well.

All instructional staff shall receive a copy of this administrative regulation, the accompanying board policy, and the District's Acceptable Use Agreement describing expectations for appropriate use of the system and shall also be provided with information about the role of staff in supervising student use of technological resources. All students using these resources shall receive instruction in their proper and appropriate use.

Teachers, administrators, and/or library media specialists shall prescreen technological resources and online sites that will be used for instructional purposes to ensure that they are appropriate for the intended purposes and age of the students.

(cf. 0040 - District Technology Plan)

(cf. 4040 - Employee Use of Technology)

(cf. 6163.1 - Library Media Centers)

Personal Responsibility

As a representative of their school, users will accept personal responsibility for reporting any misuse of the network to the system administrator. Misuse may come in many forms, but it is commonly viewed as any message(s) sent or received that indicate or suggest pornography, unethical or illegal solicitation, racism, sexism, inappropriate language, cyberbullying, and other issues described below.

Acceptable Use

The purpose of using the Internet is to support research and education by providing access to unique resources and the opportunity for collaborative work. Utilization of the Internet must be in support of education and research to maintain educational objectives of the district. Transmission of any material in violation of any U.S. or state regulation is prohibited. This includes, but is not limited to: copyrighted materials, threatening or obscene materials, or material protected by trade secret. Use for commercial activities by for-profit institutions is not acceptable. Illegal activities are strictly prohibited.


Use of the Internet is a privilege, not a right, and inappropriate use will result in cancellation of those privileges.

1. All users are forbidden to lend Internet accounts and/or passwords to other users.

2. Users shall respect the privacy and confidentiality of others.

3. The use of any form of obscene, harassing, or abusive language on-line is prohibited.

4. Users must abide by copyright laws and rules, and copyrighted material shall be posted online only in accordance with applicable copyright laws. Any material utilized for research projects should be given proper credit as with any other printed source of information.

5. Vandalism will result in cancellation of privileges. Vandalism is defined as any malicious attempt to harm or destroy data of another user. This includes, but is not limited to, uploading or creation of a computer virus and unauthorized review, duplication, dissemination, removal, damage, or alteration of files, passwords, computer systems, or programs.

6. Users shall not publicize their home address or telephone number or other personally identifiable information. Use the school's information.

7. Students shall not disclose, use, or disseminate personal identification information about themselves or others when using email, chat rooms, or other forms of direct electronic communication. Students are also cautioned not to disclose such information by other means to individuals located through the Internet without the permission of their parents/guardians.

8. Personal information includes the student's name, address, telephone number, Social Security number, or other individually identifiable information.

9. Students shall not access, post, submit, publish, or display harmful or inappropriate matter that is threatening, obscene, disruptive, or sexually explicit, or that could be construed as harassment or disparagement of others based on their race/ethnicity, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, religion, or political beliefs.

10. Students shall not use the system to threaten, intimidate, harass, or ridicule other students or staff.

11. Students shall not use the system to engage in commercial or other for-profit activities.

Harmful matter includes matter, taken as a whole, which to the average person applying contemporary statewide standards, appeals to the prurient interest and is matter which depicts or describes in a patently offensive way sexual conduct and which lacks serious literary, artistic, political, or scientific value for minors. (Penal Code 313)

(cf. 5131 - Conduct)

(cf. 5145.3 - Nondiscrimination/Harassment)

(cf. 5145.7 - Sexual Harassment)

(cf. 5145.9 - Hate-Motivated Behavior)

(cf. 6162.6 - Use of Copyrighted Materials)

1. Students shall not use the system to encourage the use of drugs, alcohol, or tobacco, nor shall they promote unethical practices or any activity prohibited by law or board policy.

(cf. 3513.3 - Tobacco-Free Schools)

2. Students shall not intentionally upload, download, or create computer viruses and/or maliciously attempt to harm or destroy district equipment or materials or manipulate the data of any other user, including so-called "hacking."

(cf. 5131.5 - Vandalism, Theft and Graffiti)

3. Students shall not read other users' electronic mail or files. They shall not attempt to interfere with other users' ability to send or receive electronic mail, nor shall they attempt to delete, copy, modify, or forge other users' mail.

4. Students shall report any security problem or misuse of the services to the teacher or principal.


The district makes no warranties of any kind, whether expressed or implied, for the service it is providing. EUSD will not be responsible for any damages suffered while on this network. These damages include loss of data as a result of delays, nondeliveries, misdeliveries, or service interruptions caused by the system, or your errors or omissions. Use of any information obtained via the information network is at your own risk. EUSD specifically disclaims any responsibility for the accuracy of information obtained through its services.

The district reserves the right to monitor any on-line communications for improper use. Electronic communications and downloaded material, including files deleted from a user's account, may be monitored or read by district officials to ensure proper use of the network.

(cf. 5145.12 - Search and Seizure)


Security on any network is a high priority because there are so many users. If users identify a security problem, they are to notify the system administrator at once. Never demonstrate the problem to other users. Never use another individual's account without written permission from that person. All use of the network systems must be under the user's own account. Any user identified as a security risk will be denied access to the network resources.

A manual shall be provided to parents/guardians and users before accessing the Internet. The manual shall define the rights and responsibilities of users, proper rules of network etiquette, and a contract agreement to be signed by the parent/guardian and user.


June 28, 2012 Escondido, California