Computer and Internet Usage

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The use of the Internet is a privilege and as such, any user identified as a security risk or having a history of problems with the use of the computer systems will have his/her computer access revoked on campus.
2
The Internet is largely unregulated and all of the information found on the Internet has not been verified for accuracy, so each student should exercise critical thinking skills when using Internet resources as source material for schoolwork.
3
The school will not be held responsible for the accuracy or quality of the information obtained from the Internet.
4
Each student is expected to abide by the generally accepted rules of network etiquette, which include, but are not limited to, being polite, using appropriate language (no profanity, obscenity or vulgarity), and not disrupting network use by other users.
5
Users should not deliberately use the computer to annoy or harass others with language, images or threats.
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Students should not access sites or send material over the network that contains obscene, abusive, threatening or illegal material.
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Students should not reveal any personal information (description, telephone number, address, etc.) about themselves or other student over the Internet.
8
Students should not contact anyone they meet using Internet resources without the full knowledge and consent of their parent/guardian.
9
If the student identifies or perceives a security problem (for example, accessing files that should not be available or inappropriate content), the student should immediately notify the school but must not demonstrate this problem to other students.
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The Ogburn Online School is not responsible for any delays, non- or miss- delivery of e-mail or any loss of data as a result of using the internet.