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Network Usage Standards

  • All use of the network and email communications must be in support of education, research and professional usage that is consistent with the purposes of St. Mary's County Public Schools.
  • Any use of the network to facilitate illegal activity is prohibited, including copyright violations.
  • Any use of the network for commercial or for-profit purposes is prohibited.
  • Users shall not intentionally seek information (i.e. passwords, files, settings) about other users, or misrepresent other users on the network.
  • All communications and information accessible via the network should be assumed to be private property.
  • No use of the network shall serve to disrupt the use of the network by others.
  • No hardware or software shall be destroyed, modified, or abused in any way.
  • Malicious use of the network to develop programs that harass other users, or to infiltrate a computer or computer system is prohibited.
  • Hate mail, harassment, discriminatory remarks, and other antisocial behaviors are prohibited.
  • The illegal installation of copyrighted software for use on school computers is prohibited.
  • Use of the network to access obscene or pornographic material is prohibited.

Disregard of the SMCPS network standards may be subject to disciplinary actions.