Computer-Internet Use

Computer Use Policy and Liability

Parent and student signatures on the Universal Form from the Parent Handbook indicates that both parent and student agree to assume full liability, including financial responsibility, for any laptop computer checked out in class by the student or any other computer that your student uses at school.

Taft Middle School, San Diego Unified School District, nor any of its employees bear any responsibility or liability for any inappropriate or illegal use of any school or district computer by a student. The "Network Use Guidelines" included in the district "Facts for Parents" handbook outlines acceptable use policies for district and school-owned computers and technology. Signatures on the Universal Form which includes the "Technology/Network Acceptable Use Contract indicates that both student and parent have read and understand the rules concerning computer and Internet etiquette.

The use of computers and laptops is a privilege not a right. If any student abuses any school computer, laptop, projector, and/or any other technological accessory, the parents/guardians of that student are responsible to reimburse Taft Middle School for repair or replacement of the damaged technological device. These abuses include, but are not limited to, vandalism or damage, software licensing violations, software piracy and inappropriate or illegal activities.

Consequences of misuse may include removal of computer privileges for a specified amount of time or permanently, detention, in-school suspension, out-of-school suspension, and/or legal prosec

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