2. ACCEPTABLE USE - The use of any CRY-ROP electronic information resources must be for school- related communications in furtherance of the educational purposes of CRY-ROP and not for personal use.
a. Use of any other organization’s network or computing resources during or in the performance of my educational activities must comply with rules appropriate to that other organization as well as CRY-ROP. In using CRY-ROP’s electronic information resources, users must communicate in the same manner as is expected in the classroom. This includes appropriate online behavior, including interacting with other individuals on social networking websites and in chat rooms and cyber bullying awareness and response.
b. Transmission or the accessing of any materials in violation of any federal, state, or local law is prohibited. This includes, but is not limited to, copyrighted material, threatening, obscene, or otherwise offensive materials or materials protected by trade secret.
c. Commercial activities of any kind unrelated to CRY-ROP educational purposes are not acceptable.
d. Political lobbying or conducting political or other solicitation, advertising or similar communication for any non-CRY-ROP entity is also prohibited.
e. Users shall not use the system to encourage the use of drugs, alcohol or tobacco, or any activity prohibited by law or CRY-ROP policy.
f. Users shall not use the system for inappropriate behavior, while interacting with other individuals on social networking websites and in chat rooms, like send or post harmful or cruel text or images to bully others.
g. Users shall immediately report any sign of cyber bullying to a teacher or the CRY-ROP administration.
h. Users shall immediately report any security problem or misuse of the services to a teacher or the CRY-ROP administration.
i. Students understand that CRY-ROP standards regarding plagiarism or collusion on assignments apply to course work completed with computers just as they do to other types of course work.
j. Users should be aware of the provisions of California Penal Code section 313.1, which requires criminal sanctions for any person who, with knowledge that a person is a minor, or who fails to exercise reasonable care in ascertaining the true age of a minor, knowingly sells, rents, distributes, sends, causes to be sent, exhibits, or offers to distribute or exhibit by any means any harmful matter to the minor. Any action in violation of Section 313.1 shall be referred to the appropriate police agency for prosecution.
Harmful matter includes matter, taken as a whole, which to the average person, applying contemporary statewide standards, appeals to the prurient interest and is matter which depicts or describes in a patently offensive way sexual conduct and which lacks serious literary, artistic, political or scientific value for minors. (Penal Code 313)
k. I am aware that the inappropriate use of electronic information resources can be a violation of local, state and federal laws and that I can be prosecuted for violating those laws.