Telecommunications: Student Acceptable Use


The Internet and other instructional technologies are valuable tools for learning. The Carroll County Public School System recognizes the positive impact technology can have on education, while recognizing the challenges it also presents. It is to be used for educational purposes only.  Students have no expectation of privacy for material stored or sent on school computers.

The use of telecommunications is a privilege, not a right, and is to be used for educational purposes only.

Students are expected to:

  • Use telecommunications services for curriculum-related purposes
  • Monitor time online in consideration of others and in a courteous manner
  • Use appropriate language/behavior
  • Observe copyright laws/property rights
  • Practice responsible, ethical, and legal behavior

Student may not:

  • Use telecommunications for financial gain or any illegal purpose
  • Degrade or disrupt the telecommunication system performance
  • Access information inconsistent with curriculum-related purposes
  • Reveal home telephone numbers, home addresses, or other personal information
  • Violate the privacy of others
  • Cyberbullying is strictly prohibited, as are other forms of computer misuse.

Failure to Follow Procedures

The consequences of unacceptable use are decided by the principal or designee and could result in cancellation of this privilege or other disciplinary action, up to and including suspension and/or expulsion. The consequences can be the result of actions taken by students at school or at home.