Here at I.S. 278 all students using the computers must adhere to the DOE Internet Acceptable Use Policy.

Computer/Internet Acceptable Use Policy

¨ Students utilizing District-provided Internet access must first have the permission of and must be supervised by New York City Public School System’s professional staff.

¨ Students utilizing school-provided Internet access are responsible for good behavior online just as they are in a classroom or other areas of the school. The same general rules for behavior and communications apply.

¨ The purpose of District-provided Internet access is to facilitate communications in support of research and education.

¨ To remain eligible as users, students’ use must be consistent with the educational objectives of the New York City Public School System.

¨ Access is a privilege, not a right.

¨ Access entails responsibility.

¨ Users should not expect that files stored on school-based computers will be private.

¨ Administrators and faculty can and may review files and messages to maintain system integrity and ensure that users are acting responsibly.


New York City School Library System Handbook – Section 3 8/15/06



The following uses of school-provided Internet access are NOT permitted:

¨ Maliciously disrupting or harming the school’s workstations, network, and services through such activities as hacking, or downloading, uploading, creating, or spreading computer viruses;

¨ Plagiarism;

¨ Violating copyright or otherwise using the intellectual property of another individual or organization without permission;

¨ Accessing, uploading, downloading, scanning, or distributing pornographic, obscene, sexually explicit, harassing, discriminatory, or defamatory material;

¨ Transmitting obscene, abusive, sexually explicit, or threatening language;

¨ Violating any local, state, or federal statute; or school district policies;

¨ Vandalizing, damaging, or disabling the property of another individual or organization;

¨ Accessing another individual’s materials, information, or files without permission; sharing passwords or

¨ Using the account or the identity of another user;

¨ Using limited network bandwidth for downloads not related to academics;

¨ Posting web pages for commercial purpose or political advocacy (Material posted on the school server must be reviewed and approved by a faculty member.);

¨ Copying or downloading software without the authorization of the network administrator;

¨ Using computers for personal communications: gaming, personal e-mail, chat, personal blogs.

New York City School Library System Handbook – Section 3.8.15