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Internet Use Policy
We are pleased to provide Internet access to the students of Hesperia Christian School. We believe in the educational value this tool can offer to curriculum, research, and learning. In our effort to protect students and teachers from objectionable material and content we have contracted with the Hesperia Unified School District to provide a filtered online connection to the Internet. While we are very confident in HUSD's ability to filter out offensive or inappropriate sites, we recognize that no filtering can be 100% secure. To this end we have instituted the following Internet use policy:
  • It is understood that Internet access for students is a privilege, not a right. All users of the Internet agree to adhere to the following Code of Ethics:

    I will strive to act in all situations with honesty, integrity, and respect for the rights of others and to help others to behave in a similar fashion. I will make a conscious effort to be a good testimony to fellow students, faculty members, and others I communicate with on the Internet. I agree to follow Hesperia Christian School's Internet Use Policy. I also understand that all security problems must be reported to the technology coordinator and not shared with other users. Furthermore, I will strive to apply Philippians 4:8 to my electronic communications:

    "Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, let your mind dwell on these things." Philippians 4:8-9

  • The Internet user is held responsible for his/her actions whenever using the Internet. Unacceptable uses of the Internet will result in the suspension or revoking of these privileges. Examples of unacceptable use include but are not limited to the following:
    • using the Internet for any illegal activity

    • degrading or disrupting system performance

    • vandalizing the data of another user

    • wasteful misuse of finite resources (ink, paper, etc.)

    • attempting to circumvent filtering measures

    • attempting to evade security measures

    • invading the privacy of others

    • using an account owned by another - with or without that user's permission

    • posting information not meant to be made public (home addresses or personal
      phone numbers)

    • posting rude or inappropriate messages or images

    • downloading viruses or attempting to circumvent virus protection programs

    • Internet chatting

    • Internet e-mail; this includes checking, sending or receiving of e-mail

    • violating the spirit of the Hesperia Christian School's Mission Statement

  • By signing the consent and waiver form, the student agrees to abide by these policies. The student also understands that violation of these policies will result in revocation of Internet privileges. The student and parent/guardian must sign this agreement after they have discussed these rights and responsibilities together.

    I have read and understood the HCS Internet Use Policy. I agree to abide by the Code of Ethics and to follow the rules contained in this policy. I understand if I violate this policy, my privileges can be terminated and I may face other disciplinary measures.

Student (print) ___________________ Signature _____________________ Date_________

As the parent/guardian of the student signing above, I have read this HCS Internet Use Policy and grant permission for my son/daughter to access the Internet. I understand that there may be unacceptable and controversial material on the Internet that may be accessed despite all precautions. I understand that my son/daughter will be held liable for violations of this policy.

Parent (print) ____________________ Signature _____________________ Date __________
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