Guidelines for Use of Internet and Online Services

In providing links to any off-campus network, the school is required to follow that carrier's acceptable use policy in addition to our own. Those granted either the full or supervised use of the Internet through a Dalton connection must remember that they become online representatives of the school when they exercise this privilege. Violations of the stated rules and guidelines in such situations reflect not only on the individual user but also on the school. Moreover, since a system as vast as the Internet inevitably includes some unethical or even dangerous users, Dalton users are urged not to give out personal information to other users on bulletin boards, chat boards, or other systems.

Consequences for Violating these Rules and Guidelines

Violations of these general rules and guidelines and more specific posted rules should be reported to the division director and may result in suspension of computer and network privileges or other disciplinary actions as described in the Student Handbook.
The following activities represent a few examples of unacceptable behavior on The Dalton School computer network and the use of the Internet and other online services:
  • Sending or displaying offensive messages or pictures
  • Using obscene language
  • Harassing, insulting or attacking others
  • Intentionally damaging computers, systems, or networks
  • Attempting to subvert network security or bypass set restrictions
  • Using or installing software not provided by the school
  • Violating copyright laws
  • Using another's password or giving yours to someone else
  • Trespassing in another's folders, work, or files
  • Employing the network for anything other than legitimate learning purposes
  • Intentionally wasting resources
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