Owen D. Young Central School District (ODYCSD) makes a variety of communications and information technologies available to students and staff through computer, network, and Internet access. These technologies, when properly used, promote educational excellence in the District by facilitating resource sharing, innovation, and communication. Illegal, unethical or inappropriate use of these technologies can have dramatic consequences, harming the District, its students and its employees. This Acceptable Use policy is intended to minimize the likelihood of such harm by educating District users and setting standards, which will serve to protect the District. The District firmly believes that digital resources, information and interaction available on the computer/network/Internet far outweigh any disadvantages.