This form must be signed by 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 violations, 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 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.
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 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.
I may create, use and control an online portfolio of the work I create during the course(s).
I have explained the policy to my minor child and have discussed with him/her the potential risks of participation.
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.