Thunder Bay Public Library 100 User Agreement and Parental Permission Form 1) Child: As a user of Thunder Bay Public Library’s unfiltered Internet access, I agree to use the network in a responsible manner while honouring all relevant rules, regulations, laws and restrictions. Child’s Name Birth Date / / (Please print) MM DD YY Signature 2) Parent/Guardian: As the parent or legal guardian of the child signing above, I wish my child, who is 15 years old or under, to use unfiltered Internet access at the Thunder Bay Public Library. In granting this permission, I understand that: • the Internet is an unregulated medium and the Thunder Bay Public Library does not control or monitor Internet content on its unfiltered stations or wireless access; • there may be content on the Internet that I find objectionable, offensive and/or inappropriate for my child; • the Internet offers the opportunities to buy merchandise by credit card, or other financial transac- tions. Any purchases my child makes, with or without my permission, are my responsibility; • if my child is 9 years old or under, he/she must be accompanied by an adult or someone who I have designated as being responsible for his/her safety/supervision while in the library. This per- son must sit with my child while he/she is using the Internet; • I may be held liable for violations of Internet policy by my child; • I release the Thunder Bay Public Library from any responsibility should my child be exposed, through his/her own actions, or through the actions of another patron, to Internet content of which I would not approve. I have read the above rules and user agreement and grant permission for my child to use unfiltered Internet access at the Thunder Bay Public Library. Parent/Guardian Name Date / / (Please print) MM DD YY Parent/Guardian Signature Staff Initial I wish to revoke my child’s Internet privileges: Date / / Parent/Guardian Signature MM DD YY Parental Permission Letter for Use of Unfiltered Internet Stations As part of its mandate of connecting people to information, the Thunder Bay Public Library is pleased to offer Internet access to children. Filtered Internet access is available in the Children’s Departments of the Brodie and Waverley Resource Libraries. Unfiltered Internet access is available in the Reference Departments at the Brodie and Waverley Resource Libraries, and at the Mary J.L. Black and County Park Branch Libraries, and via wire- less signals in all locations accessible by laptops and other devices. Unfiltered Internet access can help children to further their educational goals by allowing them to explore thousands of libraries, databases and research documents. However, families should be aware that the Internet is not regulated by any agency and the Library does not control or monitor content from unfiltered Internet access.There may be materials that you may find objectionable, offensive and/or inappropriate for your child. Also, many businesses offer the opportunity to buy merchandise by credit card on the Internet. Any purchases that your child makes with or without your knowledge will be your responsibility. We believe that it is the responsibility of parents/guardians to determine and monitor their children’s use of the Internet. Each parent/guardian must decide which resources are appropriate for his/her own child. Rules for Accetable Use of Unfiltered Internet Stations: Access to unfiltered Internet services will be granted to children 15 years old and under who: • have a signed parental permission letter on file with the Library; • agree to act in a considerate and responsible manner; • agree to comply with the rules set out below. Children 9 years old and under must also be accompanied when using Internet access at all times by an adult or someone who has been designated as being responsible for the child’s safety and supervision while in the library. The following are not permitted while using the Internet: • sending, displaying, printing or downloading offensive text or pictures • using obscene language • harassing, insulting, intimidating or attacking other users • damaging computers, peripherals, software or networks, either physically or via programs, viruses or software • trespassing in, damaging, or altering folders, documents or files • violating another’s password • using the Internet for commercial purposes Violation may result in a loss of Internet or library privileges or legal action.
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