The Internet is an electronic communications network, which provides vast, diverse, and unique resources. Our goal in permitting students to access the Internet at school is to promote educational excellence.
Acceptable Use: The purpose of Nativity of Our Lord’s Internet network is to support research and education in and among institutions by providing access to unique resources and collaborative work. The use of the Internet must be in support of education consistent with Nativity of Our Lord’s Christian and Educational philosophy.
Privileges: The use of the Internet at Nativity is a privilege, not a right, and inappropriate use will result in cancellation of those privileges. General school rules for behavior and communication apply. The school administration will decide at its sole discretion what is inappropriate use. Use will be denied for violations and parents will be notified.
Supervision: Adult supervision will be provided as resources allow and a filtering system has been installed on the Internet system at Nativity. However, in permitting their children to access the Internet at Nativity, the parents acknowledge that the Internet has available on it material that is inappropriate for children and that no system of supervision or filtering is foolproof or perfect.
Security: Security on any computer system is a high priority, especially when the system involves many users. Any user identified as a security risk may be denied access to the Internet.
Vandalism: Vandalism will result in the cancellation of privileges. It is defined as any malicious attempt to harm or destroy equipment or alter data of another user, Internet service provider, or any agencies or networks that are connected to the Nativity of Our Lord system. This includes, but is not limited to, the uploading or creation of computer viruses or damage to computer stations and printers. The parents will be held responsible for any expenses accrued as a result of their children’s vandalism.