St. Hugo of the Hills Catholic School in Michigan has not just banned student use of MySpace. Rather, the ban extends to any “personal internet site.”
The school’s webpage states:
At the beginning of each school year, students and a parent are required to sign the school’s Internet Use Policy. The policy discussed the expectations of the school regarding the students’ use of the Internet at school and at home. It also acknowledged that, “ultimately, parents are responsible to set and convey the standards their children should follow when using all media and information sources.” It was STRONGLY encouraged that parents monitor the students’ home Internet use. It was also stated that the following behaviors are not permitted:
- Sending or displaying offensive messages or pictures ON OR OFF the St. Hugo network.
- Using inappropriate language to harass, insult or attack others.
The “myspace.com” sites of many of the students violate these rules. Therefore, it is the RULE of St. Hugo School that NO ENROLLED STUDENT SHALL have a “myspace.com” webpage or any similar type personal internet site. Students were informed on March 20, 2007 that they must delete their “myspace.com” accounts if they wish to continue to attend school at St. Hugo. If a family chooses to allow their children to continue their “myspace.com” account, they will not be allowed to continue as students at St. Hugo.