U of U Youth Education Computer Acceptable Use Policy This form

U of U Youth Education Computer Acceptable Use Policy
This form must be signed by both the student and a parent or guardian before the student can use a
computer. The form will be kept on file for the current semester and is intended to be used for each
course requiring computer access even though not all the items below are relevant for every course.
Issues & Responsibilities: The Internet contains a wealth of information as well as material that is
objectionable from many points of view. Please note that the University’s computer labs are
unfiltered. Instructors will closely monitor student use. Each student having Internet access will
participate in a discussion with his or her instructor regarding acceptable behavior and use of the network.
Where relevant to the course, students will discuss with their instructor potential dangers, threats, and
consequences that can arise with the use of social media sites. Internet access is to be used only for
teacher directed activities. If a student is in violation, his or her Internet access will be terminated and
future access could be denied.
If relevant to the course(s) in which I am a participant, I agree to the following:
• I will visit websites only as relevant to the course(s) in which I am participating.
• My course work may be published to a public blog. I understand that editorial access to the blog
is instructor-controlled, but that the content can be viewed by the public (including my family and
friends!). The University is under no obligation to maintain the blog after the conclusion of the
course(s).
• I may use an existing or create a new email account for purposes of registering for cloud-based
editing software and/or accessing social media sites, including but not limited to Twitter,
Facebook, and blogs.
• I may use or create social media accounts, including but not limited to Twitter, Facebook and
blogs.
• A website I create may be uploaded to “weebly.com.” Editorial access to weebly.com is
instructor-controlled, but weebly.com can be viewed by the public (including my family and
friends!). The University is under no obligation to maintain weebly.com after the conclusion of
the course(s), but I can load my website onto a flash drive for my future use, including the ability
to upload my website on my own with my parent’s or guardian’s approval.
• I may create, use and control an online portfolio of the work I create during the course(s).
I agree to the computer use policy and provisions as outlined above. I understand and agree to follow
instructions for acceptable use of the Internet. I understand that any violation will result in the loss of
Internet access. I agree to report any misuse of Internet resources to my instructor.
Student-user Name (please print) __________________________________________________________
Student-user Signature: _____________________________________________ Date: _______________
Parent or Guardian: As the parent/guardian of the student-user named above, I have read the above
statement and I hereby give my permission for my child to access the Internet and agree to the computer
use policy and provisions as outlined above.
Name (please print) ________________________________________________________________
Signature: ________________________________________________ Date: __________________
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