Computer/Internet Policy

Use of Pioneer’s computer network is a privilege, not a right.  Students may use the computers as long as they observe the rules as outlined below.  Failure to follow these rules may result in loss of computer network privileges, detention, or suspension.

  1. The network is to be used only for activities that support education and research related to assigned schoolwork.
  2. When communicating with others on the Internet, students must be polite and appropriate at all times.
  3. The network is not to be used for any illegal purpose. Illegal activities include tampering with the computer hardware or software, unauthorized entry into computers, or knowledgeable vandalism or destruction of computer files.  Such activity is considered a crime under state and federal law.
  4. Copyrighted material is not to be copied without permission. Copyright laws and rules regarding software, information, and attribution of authorship are to be respected. No software other than what is provided by the school may be installed.
  5. Any use of the network, which involves obscenity, profanity, racism, sexism, personal attacks, harassment, or offensive messages or pictures is prohibited.
  6. Passwords and/or accounts are not to be shared. Violations of the policy that can be traced to an individual account will be treated as the sole responsibility of the owner of the account.
  7. It is against policy to attempt to use the accounts and passwords of others, using pseudonyms, anonymity or attempting to access information of others.
  8. It is against policy to knowingly degrade the performance of the network.  Electronic chain letters and “mail-bombs” are prohibited.
  9. Students who have knowledge of violations of these policies must report the information immediately to the teacher, principal, or system operator.