Policy on Computer Usage for Learners

Rules and Code of Ethics for Fairmont High School Computer Users


 The following preamble is to be noted by parents when applying for admission to Fairmont High School.

 Fairmont High School has the ability to enhance your child’s education through the use of computers. Your child will be able to communicate through electronic mail and the Internet. The Internet allows your child the opportunity to reach out to many other people, share information, learn concepts, etc. Your child may be communicating with other students or adults from other parts of the world.

It is very important that messages sent over electronic mail be written appropriately. The reason for this is that the people receiving the messages can forward the messages to others or post them on the web an in social media for anyone to read. Therefore, the messages should not contain profanity, obscene comments, sexually explicit material, expressions of bigotry, racism, or hate. Also they should not contain personal information that you would not want any stranger to have such as your name, address, or phone number.

With this educational opportunity also comes responsibility. It is important that you and your child read the ethics code and discuss it together. When your child is given a Login Name and allowed to use the computers, it is extremely important that the rules are followed. The use of inappropriate material may result in the loss of the privilege to use this educational tool. Parents, remember that you are legally responsible for your child’s actions. Please stress to your child the importance of using only his or her own Login Name and password and the importance of keeping it a secret from other students. Your child should under NO circumstances let anyone else use his/her Login Name and password!

Each Learner is required to read, understand and sign the following policy on computer usage.: 

As a computer user I agree to follow the rules and code of ethics in all of my work with computers while attending Fairmont High School.