School Technology User Agreement
Internet access is coordinated by a complex association of government agencies and regional and government networks. In addition, the proper functioning of the network depends on the good behavior of end users, who must comply with strict guidelines. These guidelines are provided here so that you can be aware of the responsibilities you will acquire. This usually requires efficient, ethical and legal use of network resources. If an THS user violates any of these rules, their account on THSNet will be terminated and future access may be denied. Your signature(s) on the annexed contract(s) is legally binding and indicates that the party(ies) who signed thereto has carefully read the General Terms and Conditions of Sale and understands its importance. With access to computers and people around the world also comes the availability of materials that, in the context of the school environment, cannot be considered of educational value. THS has taken limited, available precautions to limit access to controversial materials. However, in a global network, it is impossible to control all materials and an avid user can discover controversial information. We (THS) only believe that the valuable information and interactions available on this global network far outweigh the possibility that users may purchase materials that do not align with THS`s educational goals. SPONSORSHIP PROFESSORS. I have read the general conditions of sale of THSNet and I agree to promote this agreement with the student. As the student may use the network for individual assignments or as part of another class, I cannot be held responsible for the student`s use of the network.
As a teacher sponsor, I agree to inform the student of the acceptable use of the network and the correct network etiquette. When your account is set up, your teacher will notify you of your login code and user password. Thank you for your interest and support of this exciting new resource in Independence Schools. PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN (if the applicant is under the age of 18, a parent or legal guardian reads and signs this agreement in most cases. Despite the impressive scale of school and district involvement, if we take a closer look at the network`s impact on students and teachers, the picture is much less bright due to the strong network access constraints available in most ShareNet schools. On one level, ShareNet is an example of a very successful initiative at the district level to create a regional telecommunications network. The network includes 54 school districts in two states, 462 schools with more than 250,000 students and 18,000 teachers. I have read the terms and conditions of THSNet. I understand and will stick to the terms and conditions stated for THSNet….