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Every community member who uses Long Trail School computers or its wireless network is accountable for upholding our Core Values of Integrity, Kindness of Spirit, Openness, Social Responsibility and Stewardship. Because every member of our community has basic rights and responsibilities, it is considered unethical to violate these rights or ignore these responsibilities.

Access to the system is considered a privilege rather than a right. Students and adults are reminded that the technological world is public and permanent. Appropriate use of the computer systems and network should always be ethical, reflect academic honesty and community standards, show restraint in the consumption of shared resources and be in compliance with this policy. It should demonstrate respect for intellectual property, ownership of data, system security, and individuals’ rights to privacy and freedom from intimidation, harassment, and unwarranted annoyance. The technological world does not provide context for communication. To that end, students and adults are reminded that some expressions used in everyday language will be taken in a literal sense and will be acted upon accordingly – even to the extent of involving the appropriate authorities.

If Long Trail School believes that a user may be in violation of the law, this policy, or any other School rules of conduct; that a person or property is in jeopardy; or that the best interests of Long Trail School otherwise so require, Long Trail School reserves the right to gain access to a user’s files or to email messages to/from the user. In addition, Long Trail School reserves the right to disclose the contents of such files or messages to third parties as required or permitted by law. Long Trail School is a “mandated reporter” of child and sexual abuse, and thus may be required to report to the Department of Children and Families (DCF) if it is aware of electronic sharing of sexual pictures of minors.

Our system employs a content filtering system that will filter undesirable web content from entering the network. However, no filtering system can effectively block all inappropriate internet content. Users accessing the internet do so at their own risk.

Student Accounts
Students receive a user name and password to sign in to the Long Trail network as well as a Google account. Passwords are generic and should be changed immediately to keep the accounts secure. Students should ONLY use their own account information, not that of another student. Students should contact the Systems Manager if they have problems logging on or if they feel someone else is using their account.

Acceptable Use Policy
The use of personal technology is permitted on the Long Trail School campus. However, students and adults are expected to use these devices properly and within the guidelines set forth by Long Trail School. Personal technology is subject to confiscation or search in the event that Long Trail School believes (a) that a user may be in violation of the law, this AUP, or any other School rules of conduct, (b) that a person or property is in jeopardy, or (c) that the best interests of Long Trail School otherwise so require.

 

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