California High School Athletic Department Athlete Internet Policy
Social networking sites such as Facebook and MySpace, chat rooms and bulletin boards can be an important part of a young person's life and also pose a serious danger.
Since participation in athletics is a privilege and not a right, an athlete needs to accept responsibility for appearing or posting on certain Web sites.
When visiting or appearing on any Internet site, athletes at California High School will maintain acceptable standards. These acceptable standards will be based upon the policies and regulations described in the San Ramon Valley Unified School District's Student Acceptable Use Policy and the school's Policies and Procedures for Student Computer Use as well as Cyber Bullying guidelines stated in the CHS Student Handbook, and team rules.
Any posting or communication via social networking Web sites which disrupts either the educational or athletic environment or which advocates the violation of of any school or team policy would be unacceptable. This would include but not be limited to:
* The consumption of alcohol or the use of illicit drugs
* Inappropriate sexually-oriented material
* Activities involving bullying, hazing or harassment
It is the intent of California High School to provide leadership, education and protection of athletes from the dangers involved with some Internet sites and to maintain the positive aspects of an education-based athletic program.