Internet Safety
Student and Parent/Guardian Responsibility
Appropriate Internet access is the shared responsibility of the school, the student, and the family. At the time of registration, parents/guardians must acknowledge that they have read and discussed Acceptable Use Handbook with their child. Additionally, parents/ guardians are responsible for their children’s out-of-school access to online resources. In the event such out-of-school actions have an adverse effect on the culture or climate at school, the district reserves the right to act in accordance with district policies and rules. These include consequences identified if a student or staff member engages in, hazing, harassment, bullying, or other inappropriate or prohibited behavior.
Students using district-provided digital tools and resources must have an approved account and be supervised by District 65 professional staff. Students using Internet access are responsible for appropriate on-line behavior. They are expected to respect and take care of hardware and software provided for their use. Intentional damage to equipment, software, or the network will result in disciplinary action and charges for repair or replacement to the student’s family.
Disciplinary consequences for violations of expected behaviors and use of district and school networked information are outlined in the student handbook available on the web at
District 65 and District 65 staff cannot be held responsible if a student, given parental permission for independent access, intentionally accesses material which his/her family considers objectionable.
The Acceptable Use Handbook outlines authorized uses, expectations, responsibilities, and consequences related to use of the district's technologies.
To learn more about internet safety for parents and teachers, watch the video and check out additional resources at
visit the family Facebook safety center at 

Kids' Rules for Online Safety
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• I will not give out personal information such as my address, telephone
number, parents’ work address/telephone number, or the name and location of
my school without my parents’ permission.
• I will tell my parents right away if I come across any information that
makes me feel uncomfortable.
• I will never agree to get together with someone I "meet" online without
first checking with my parents. If my parents agree to the meeting, I
will be sure that it is in a public place and bring my mother or father along.
• I will never send a person my picture or anything else without first
checking with my parents.
• I will not respond to any messages that are mean or in any way make me
feel uncomfortable. It is not my fault if I get a message like that. If I
do I will tell my parents right away so that they can contact the service provider.
• I will talk with my parents so that we can set up rules for going online.
We will decide upon the time of day that I can be online, the length of
time I can be online and appropriate areas for me to visit. I will not
access other areas or break these rules without their permission.
• I will not give out my Internet password to anyone (even my best
friends) other than my parents.
• I will check with my parents before downloading or installing software
or doing anything that could possibly hurt our computer or
jeopardize my family’s privacy.
• I will be a good online citizen and not do anything that hurts other
people or is against the law.

Other Information for Parents and Educators
The Illinois Attorney General's Office developed a set of internet safety training modules, including age-appropriate webinars that cover topics facing youth when they use online tools.   Learn more at Illinois Attorney General - Safeguarding Children - Internet Safety.
The Illinois Attorney General's Office developed a cyberbullying web site to address the expansion of bullying, hurtful and humiliating messages through social networking sites and cell phones.  Learn more at Illinois Attorney General - Stop Cyberbullying.


Last Modified: Sep 06, 2013
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