Sugar-Salem School and Community Library Internet Acceptable Use Policy
It is the goal of the Sugar-Salem School and Community Library to provide our patrons with free and open access to information and ideas they need – regardless of age, education, ethnicity, language, income, or physical limitations. We are pleased to offer the Internet as a resource that enhances our existing collection in size and depth by providing access to global sources. Used judiciously, the Internet offers a wealth of materials enriching personal, professional, and cultural education to individuals of all ages.
Sugar-Salem School and Community Library reserves the right to use appropriate filtering software to comply with CIPA (Children’s Internet Protection Act) and DOPA (Deleting Online Predators Act HB 5319). Updated and approved by the library board on 3/8/2018.
All Internet users are expected to use this library resource in a responsible and courteous manner that is consistent with the purpose for which it is provided, and to follow all Internet-related rules, regulations, and procedures established for its use.
Responsible and courteous use of the Internet includes (but is not limited to):
- Recognizing the rights of others
- Assuming responsibility for the information accessed or selected
- Using the Internet wisely
Students must follow school policy during school hours
Unacceptable use includes (but is not limited to):
- Making copies of copyrighted materials
- Damaging library equipment, software, or data
- Use of Internet chat or group rooms
- Illegal or unethical activities
- Submitting, displaying, publishing, or accessing questionable material that may be considered locally unacceptable, including (but not limited to) obscenity, profanity, or any defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, threatening, racially offensive, sexually oriented, or illegal materials.
Violation of library policies and regulations will result in suspension or loss of library privileges.
Illegal activity will be subject to prosecution by proper authorities.
The Internet is a vast, unregulated network that enables individuals indiscriminately to place ideas, information, images, and commentary for public access. There are many sites that may contain information considered to be inaccurate, controversial, discriminatory, or inappropriate. Because of this and the fact that access points can and do change rapidly and unpredictably, the library cannot protect individuals from images or information that may be offensive or disturbing.
Responsibility for and any restriction of a child’s use of the Internet rests solely with the child’s parents or legal guardians. Children under the age of nine (9) years old must have written parental consent on file at the library (to be resubmitted at the beginning of each school year).