The Lake Washington School District provides a wide range of electronic resources to its students for the purpose of advancing the educational mission of the District. These resources are provided and maintained at the District’s and, therefore, the public’s expense and are to be used to promote positive and effective digital citizenship among students.
The district recognizes that an effective public education system develops students who are globally aware, civically engaged, and capable of managing their lives and careers; and that students need to be proficient and safe users of information, media, and technology to succeed in a digital world. To help ensure student safety and citizenship in online activities, all students will be educated about appropriate behavior, including interacting with other individuals on social networking websites and in chat rooms, and cyber-bullying awareness and response.
The Acceptable Use Procedures that follow provide details regarding the appropriate and inappropriate use of District electronic resources. The procedures do not attempt to articulate all required or proscribed behavior by users. Successful operation of the District computer network requires that all users conduct themselves in a responsible, decent, ethical, and polite manner while using the District computers. As users of District electronic resources and computers, students are expected to review and understand the Acceptable Use Procedures (AUP) and guidelines contained therein.