My wife is heading back to school this fall. She is a elementary teacher. During one of her first day school meetings she was told that no employee of the school was allowed to use email for ANY personal purposes whatsoever. Emails are only allowed for intra-office use and discussions between teachers and other school employees. Emails going out of the building are to be sent to students' parents only. The internet is restricted to research use only for classroom lessons. To me, this seems unfair and a breach of an employees rights. As long as the employees aren't abusing the system... what is the problem? Am I wrong on this one? Can a company (public OR private) completely restrict outside communication over the computer?