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Descriptor Code: IFBG
Internet Acceptable Use  
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Acceptable Use Policy

Computer / Internet / INTRANET & any other electronic devices that will connect to our network in any shape form or fashion


Lamar County Schools is pleased to offer access to the Internet through web pages, email, file transfer, and other web-based interfaces to employees over our district computer network.  Students and visitors may be provided access to the web pages and computer-assisted instruction. We believe that the Internet will provide vast, diverse, and unique tools for educational use. Our goal in providing this service is to promote quality educational opportunities for our students, staff, and visitors by encouraging information gathering, sharing, and communication. Electronic information research and communication skills are fundamental to the preparation of future citizens and employees. Teachers can post homework, grades and offer other resources for learning including e-books.


Regulations IFBG-R describes the acceptable use procedure of the Lamar County School’s system-wide public network and Internet connections available at all facilities. All students, parents, teachers and staff members will be required to sign a Form IFBG-E.1 [Student/Parent AUP Contract] or IFBG-E.2 [Employee/Visitor Contract] each year. 


Policy Dissemination

This policy will be published on the Lamar County Schools Web Pages continually.  An abbreviated version of this policy will be published each year in each school’s student handbooks.

Violations of Policy:

Access is a privilege and not a right.  Violations of this policy by students will result in loss of use of computers for a period of time determined by administrative staff and disciplinary action according to existing disciplinary policy.  Violations of this policy by staff can result in loss of use and disciplinary action against the employee.  Violations of this policy by visitors will result in loss of use.  Violations of a more serious nature by any person will be referred to the proper authorities and can result in further legal action.



The Lamar County School District makes no warranties of any kind, whether expressed or implied, for the service it is providing. Lamar County Schools will not be responsible for any damages suffered by its students, employees, or visitors as a result of use of the Internet through our school network. This includes loss of data resulting from delays or service interruptions or responsibility for the accuracy or quality of any information obtained through the Internet.


Lamar County Schools
Original Adopted Date:  2/10/2009
Last Revised:  5/14/2013

Policy Reference Disclaimer: These references are not intended to be part of the policy itself, nor do they indicate the basis or authority for the board to enact this policy. Instead, they are provided as additional resources for those interested in the subject matter of the policy.

Note: The State of Georgia has moved the Georgia Code. This new environment no longer allows us to link directly to the Georgia Code. For example enter 20-02-0211 in the search window and the Georgia Code will appear.
State Reference Description
O.C.G.A 10-01-0912 Notification required upon breach of security regarding personal information
O.C.G.A 16-09-0090 Georgia Computer Systems Protection Act
O.C.G.A 16-09-0091 Computer Related Crime
O.C.G.A 16-09-0092 Definitions
O.C.G.A 16-09-0093 Computer crimes defined
O.C.G.A 16-09-0093.1 Misleading transmittal
O.C.G.A 16-09-0094 Violations
O.C.G.A 16-09-0122 Attempting or conspiring to attempt identity fraud
O.C.G.A 16-11-0037.1 Dissemination of information relating to terroristic acts
O.C.G.A 16-12-0100.1 Electronically furnishing obscene material to minors
O.C.G.A 16-12-0100.2 Computer or electronic pornography and child exploitation prevention
O.C.G.A 39-05-0002 Subscriber's control of minor's use of internet
O.C.G.A 39-05-0003 Immunity
O.C.G.A 39-05-0004 Internet safety report of certain information
Federal Reference Description
15 USC 6501 Children's Online Privacy Protection Act - Definitions
15 USC 6502 Children's Online Privacy Protection Act - Collection and use of personal information from and about children on the Internet
15 USC 6503 Children's Online Privacy Protection Act - Safe harbors
20 USC 6777 Internet Safety
47 USC 254(h)(5)(B)(iii) Universal Service
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