• 7.1 General Guidelines

    - Students will have access to all available forms of electronic media and communication which is in support of education and research and in support of the educational goals and objectives of the Wheatland Center SchoolDistrict.
    - Students are responsible for their ethical and educational use of the technology resources of the Wheatland Center School District.
    - Access to the Wheatland Center School District technology resources is a privilege and not a right. Each employee, student and/or parent will be required to follow the Use of Technology Resources Policy.
    - Transmission of any material that is in violation of any federal or state law is prohibited. This includes, but is not limited to the following: confidential information, copyrighted material, threatening or obscene material, and computer viruses.
    - Any attempt to alter data, the configuration of a computer, or the files of another user, without the consent of the individual, campus administrator, or technology administrator, will be considered an act of vandalism and subject to disciplinary action in accordance with the Uniform Code of Behavior.

    7.2 Privacy and Safety

    - Do not go into chat rooms or send chain letters without permission.
    - Do not open, use, or change computer files that do not belong to you.
    - Do not reveal your full name, phone number, home address, social security number, credit card numbers, password or passwords of other people.
    - Remember that storage is not guaranteed to be private or confidential.
    - If you inadvertently access a web site that contains obscene, pornographic or otherwise offensive material, notify a teacher or an assistant principal immediately so that such sites can be blocked from further access. This is not merely a request; it is a responsibility.

    7.3 Legal Propriety

    - Comply with trademark and copyright laws and all license agreements.
    - Ignorance of the law is not immunity. If you are unsure, ask a teacher or parent.
    - Plagiarism is a violation of the Wheatland Center Discipline Matrix.
    - Give credit to all sources used, whether quoted or summarized. This includes all forms of media on the Internet, such as graphics, movies, music, and text.
    - Use or possession of hacking software is strictly prohibited and violators will be subject to the Uniform Code of Behavior. Violation of applicable state or federal law, including the Wisconsin Penal Code, Computer Crimes, will result in criminal prosecution or disciplinary action by the District.

    7.4 E-mail

    - Students in need of email for academic reasons will only be allowed email access through an address assigned by the district.
    - Always use appropriate language.
    - Do not transmit language/ material that is profane, obscene, abusive, or offensive to others.
    - Do not send mass e-mails, chain letters or spam.
    - Students should maintain high integrity with regard to email content.
    - No private chatting during class without permission.
    - Wheatland Center e-mail is subject to inspection by the school.

    7.5 Consequences

    The student in whose name a system account and/or computer hardware is issued will be responsible at all times for its appropriate use. Non-compliance with the policies of the Laptop Handbook or Use of Technology Resources Policy will result in disciplinary action as outlined in the Wheatland Center discipline matrix. Electronic mail, network usage, and all stored files shall not be considered confidential and may be monitored at any time by designated District staff to ensure appropriate use. The District cooperates fully with local, state or federal officials in any investigation concerning or relating to violations of computer crime laws. Contents of e-mail and network communications are governed by the Wisconsin Open Records Act; proper authorities will be given access to their content.