Participation in the Indiana Online Academy (IOA) provides students with opportunities to learn, engage, communicate, and develop skills that will prepare them for work, life, and citizenship. IOA is committed to helping students develop 21st century technology and communication skills. IOA’s technology curriculum recognizes the FCC’s Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) standards and includes an emphasis on online safety.
This Acceptable Use Policy outlines the guidelines and behaviors that all users (administrators, teachers, students and parents) are expected to follow when participating in the Indiana Online Academy program.
- All technologies provided within the IOA websites are intended for educational purposes.
- Users are expected to communicate with appropriate, safe, mindful, and courteous conduct.
- All activity within the IOA course Learning Management System website may be monitored and retained.
- Access to online content via the IOA websites may be restricted in accordance with IOA’s policies and federal regulations, such as the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA).
- IOA makes a reasonable effort to ensure students’ safety and security online, but will not be held accountable for any harm or damages that result from use of IOA websites.
- Users of the Indiana Online Academy program are expected to alert IOA’s administrative staff immediately of any concerns for safety or security.
- Misuse of the IOA course Learning Management System can result in disciplinary action.
Unacceptable Use Examples:
- Use IOA technologies in a way that could be personally or physically harmful.
- Inappropriate use of the IOA course Learning Management System, video conferencing, online collaboration, message boards, email, telecommunications, texting, Skype.
- Access, create, send or receive, store, or display obscene or inappropriate images and/or content.
- Engage in cyberbullying, harassment, or disrespectful conduct toward others.
- Create or send threatening or libelous communications or communications which include vulgar, abusive, or otherwise inappropriate language.
- Access or use other individuals' accounts, information, or files without permission.
- Access to websites, files, or resources using another individual’s passwords without permission.
- Damage, disable, or otherwise disrupt the operation of the IOA course Learning Management System.
- Violate any local, state, or federal statutes, including but not limited to copyright law.
Violations of this policy may have disciplinary repercussions, including:
- Expulsion from the IOA program resulting in failure of the course.
- Notification to parent and school.
- Legal action and/or prosecution.
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