Computer Usage Contract
I, ________________, understand that I will be using the computer and have access to the Internet on daily lessons and projects.
~ I agree to follow directions given by my teacher, both orally and written.
~ I agree to use the computer only when instructed to do so by my teacher.
~ I agree to use the computer as a tool for learning.
~ I agree never to download without the teacher's permission.
~ I agree that if a gray box comes up, I'll raise my hand and wait for a teacher's assistance.
~ I agree to use only my first name when communicating on the Internet.
~ I agree that I will not access the Control Panel or Properties program for any reason. No Open Searches
~ I agree to work from the websites given to me by my teacher. I will not stray from those websites at any time.
~ I understand that it is my responsibility to shut off the monitor if something inappropriate comes on my screen and will report it to my teacher immediately.
~ I agree to cooperate with other students when completing a project or an assignment and to respect classmates' feelings and opinions.
~ I understand that if I am unable to share and take turns at the workstation, my teacher will help me to come up with a solution. If this does not resolve the problem, I will be removed from the workstation.
~ I agree to only open my own files and to ask permission before using someone else's computer.
~ When helping another student I agree to use only my voice and allow them to use the mouse.
~ I agree to use the computer appropriately, so as not to damage the workstation, software, or disks.
~ I understand that it is my responsibility to report any accidental damage to the teacher immediately.
~ I understand that I am never to put CD's from home in the computer at anytime.
If at any time, I choose to not follow these guidelines, I fully understand that I will not be allowed to use the computer for a period of time as follows:
1st offense: 1 day off the computer.
Subsequent offenses: 1 week off the computer.
I am also aware that I will be responsible for writing up the reason(s) for any poor choices I make in order to inform my parents. My parents will be required to read and sign the "Computer Misuse and Consequences Form" before I am allowed to return to using the computer. I also know that I will complete any assignments with paper/pencil, library books, and other resources as appropriate.
I have read and reviewed the above contract and agree to its terms, limitations, and consequences.
_____________________________________________________ Student Signature
_____________________________________________________ Parent(s) Signature