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Social Media/Electronic Communication Devices/Cell Phones/Internet Use/Acceptable Use Policy

Electronic communication devices are devices that can be used to record, text, take pictures, make calls, or in any way communicate with others. Using these devices may cause disruptions during the school day, and many are lost or stolen each year. JRTI is not responsible for lost or stolen devices and may not investigate these issues. Go to WVDE website for additional information/rules for acceptable use policy (Policy 2460)

JRTI follows Policy 4373 in dealing with infractions to the previous rules.

The following is a list of rules regarding these devices. Unless instructed by the teacher, cell phones or any similar devices are to be off and out of sight.

  • Do not write or send abusive messages to others.
  • Do not send, forward, or share photos of another person. Inappropriate photos are to be deleted immediately.
  • Do not use swear words, vulgarities, or other inappropriate language.
  • Do not reveal, on any electronic medium, personal information about another individual. Devices may not be used to photograph or record anyone without permission.
  • Do not publish student pictures on any websites unless written permission has been obtained from the (adult) student or the (minor) student’s parent/guardian.
  • Do not use personal devices for violations related to cyberbullying and harassment.
  • In school or out of school, cyberbullying, hate mail, defamation, harassment of any kind, discriminatory jokes and remarks, and other unauthorized uses as referenced in West Virginia Board of Education/local district policies or other policies and laws are prohibited.
  • Inappropriate use or transmission of any material in violation of any U.S. or state law or regulation is prohibited. This includes, but is not limited to, copyrighted material, threatening, abusive, or obscene material, or material protected by trade secrets.
  • Notify the appropriate school authority of any dangerous information, inappropriate information, or messages encountered.

Disciplinary action will be taken against those:

  • who engage in cyberbullying in school.
  • who engage in cyberbullying out of school if those incidents result in a substantial disruption of the education environment.
  • who use school technology to libel and/or harass another student or staff member.