Book Policy Manual
Section 6000 - Instruction
Title Telecommunications/Internet: ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY
Adopted January 6, 1998
ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY
The Norwalk Board of Education believes in the educational value of electronic communications and recognizes their potential to support the Board’s educational program. Resource sharing and communication for both students and teachers have increased with access to telecommunications and to the Internet. It is imperative that members of the school community conduct themselves in a responsible manner consistent with federal and state law while utilizing the Internet and any other electronic information retrieval system.
Guidelines for General Use
With increased access to information from various sources via computers comes that availability of material that may not have any educational value in the context of the school setting. The Board recognizes the importance of the exercise of individual judgment in accessing information through the Internet and any other electronic information retrieval system for educational purposes. In the exercise of such judgment, however, the following guidelines should be followed: