Internet access is now available through the Milton
Public Schools' computer network.
The purpose of this is to support the educational program by providing students
and teachers with access to unique resources available through the Internet and
the World Wide Web. All uses of Milton's
Internet access and computer facilities must be in support of and consistent
with the objectives of the educational program.
Access to the Internet is a privilege, not a right. Adherence
to these Internet guidelines is a condition for a student's access to the
Internet. School officials may cancel a student's access at any time if this
privilege is abused. Inappropriate conduct on the Milton Public Schools
Internet access will be subject to disciplinary action as deemed appropriate
and necessary by the principal or his designee and will result in the immediate
suspension of all access privileges. All students who use Milton's
Internet access are expected to read and follow these guidelines. By signing
the handbook receipt, parents and students are stipulating that they have read
these guidelines and agree to adhere to them.
All student use of the Internet is to be conducted under
faculty supervision. However, faculty members are not expected to monitor a
student's use at every moment. Every student is expected to take responsibility
for his or her appropriate use of the Internet.
All student e-mail and other Internet files and records may
be accessed and examined by administrators for educational and administrative
purposes, including the need to insure that these guidelines are being followed.
Administrators will also cooperate in providing access to student e-mail and
Internet files and records to law enforcement authorities when appropriate.
Students should not assume that their use of the Milton Public Schools Internet
will be private.
The Internet is accessible to the public. Unfortunately,
this includes people who want to make contact with students for inappropriate
reasons or under false pretenses. The Milton
Public Schools cannot screen the
Internet for all such inappropriate applications. Consequently students must be
cautious and prudent about supplying personal information and arranging
personal meetings. Students should never arrange a personal meeting with
someone whom they meet on-line without parents' or guardians' knowledge and approval.
Students should promptly inform their teacher or administrator about any
on-line communication that the student feels is threatening, harassing, or
Students are expected to abide by generally accepted rules
of Internet etiquette as well as rules of school decorum. These include common
courtesy and the avoidance of vulgar or offensive language.
The following are unacceptable uses of Milton's
Positing private or personal information about another
Attempting to log on through another person's e-mail
account or to access another person's files
Accessing or transmitting obscene or pornographic
Posting chain letters or spamming, i.e., sending
unsolicited or annoying messages to large numbers of people
Participating in communications that facilitate any form
of criminal activity, such as, but not limited to, the illegal sale or use of
drugs or alcohol, gang activity, sexual harassment, threats, or any other forms
Plagiarizing any material; the rules for plagiarism that
are stated in this handbook are also applicable to students' use of the
Infringing copyrights, i.e., inappropriately reproducing
or transmitting material protected by copyright
Participating in any and all commercial activities that
are not directly related to the educational purposes of the Milton
Public Schools, unless specifically
approved in advance by the school's administration
The Milton Public
Schools disclaim all liability for the content of
material that a student may access on the
Internet, for any damages suffered in the course of or as a
result of a student's Internet use, and for the consequences of a student's
Internet use. Students may, however, be
disciplined and may face academic consequences as well as prosecution for
violating this policy.