Rules for Internet Access

We are very pleased to have Internet access at our school. We believe the Internet offers vast, diverse, and unique resources to both students and teachers. Our goal in providing this service to students is to promote educational excellence by increasing informational resources and modes of communication.


The Internet is a connection of many thousands of computers all over the world and millions of individual subscribers. It enables students and teachers to explore thousands of resources, including many libraries and databases. With Internet access also comes the availability of materials that may not be considered to be of educational value in the context of the school setting. Families should be aware that it is possible that some Internet users may locate information that they or others consider inappropriate. Our intent is to make Internet access available to further educational goals and objectives. We believe that the benefits to students from access to the Internet, in the form of information resources and opportunities for collaboration, far exceed any disadvantages.

These guidelines are provided here so that the users are aware of the responsibilities they are about to take on. In general, this requires ethical and legal use of the Internet. If a student at Anne Sullivan Communication Center does not abide by these guidelines, he or she will lose Internet privileges at school, and other possible disciplinary actions may be taken.

(All students using the Internet at

school are required to sign an Internet Use Agreement before access is allowed. Parents/guardians must also sign the agreement.)

Internet Rules

The use of the Internet is a privilege, not a right, and inappropriate use will result in a cancellation of those privileges.

Acceptable Use

The use of the Internet must be for specific educational purposes only, such as researching a specific topic for a classroom project. If you get to an Internet site that is not related to your project, you must leave that site immediately.

The following are not permitted:
  • Sending, displaying, or printing offensive messages or pictures.
  • Using obscene language.
  • Accessing web sites that contain illegal, sexually explicit, or offensive material.
  • Harassing, insulting, or attacking others.
  • Damaging computers, computer systems, or computer networks.
  • Violating copyright laws.
  • Using another's password.
  • Trespassing in another's folders, work, or files.
  • Revealing your personal address, phone number, or parent/guardian's name.
  • Intentionally wasting limited resources.
  • Employing the network for commercial purposes.

Remember that the Internet is a privilege, not a right!

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