Acceptable Use Policy
We are pleased to offer Red Bank Borough Public School students access to the school’s electronic network. Parental permission is required for all students under the age of 18 prior to accessing the network. Access to the Internet will enable students to explore thousands of libraries and databases throughout the world. Families should be warned that some material accessible via the Internet might contain items that are illegal, defamatory, inaccurate or potentially offensive to some people. Our intent is to make Internet access available to further educational goals and objectives. A school-sponsored firewall has been established which is designed to block these inappropriate sites. We believe that the benefits to students from access to the Internet, in the form of information resources and opportunities for collaboration, exceed any disadvantages. But ultimately, parents and guardians of minors are responsible for setting and conveying the standards that their children should follow when using media and information sources. To that end, Red Bank Borough Public School District supports and respects each family's right to decide whether or not to apply for network access.
These are the expectations for all students accessing the network:
- Appropriate language use while using the network
- Report all concerns or misuses to the teacher
- Follow all school rules of behavior
- Be responsible for keeping computers in good working condition
- Follow instructions given by teacher
- All resources used, including web sites, are given appropriate credit
- Respect privacy of other people’s work
- Accessing only appropriate, educationally-related sites
- Obtain a teacher’s permission prior to downloading anything from the Internet
- Never give personal information, such as name, address, age, or telephone number.
Within reason, freedom of speech and access to information will be honored. During school, teachers will guide students toward appropriate materials. Outside of school, families bear the same responsibility for such guidance as they exercise with information sources such as television, telephones, movies, radio and other potentially offensive media.