INTERNET SAFETY Policy Code: 3226/4205
It is the policy of the board to: (a) prevent user access via its
technological resources to, or transmission of, inappropriate
material on the Internet or through electronic mail or other forms
of direct electronic communications; (b) prevent unauthorized
access to the Internet and devices or programs connected to or
accessible through the Internet; (c) prevent other unlawful online
activity; (d) prevent unauthorized online disclosure, use or
dissemination of personal identification information of minors; and
(e) comply with the Children's Internet Protection Act.
1. Technology Protection Measure
The term "technology protection measure" means a specific
technology that blocks or filters Internet access to visual
depictions that are obscene, child pornography or harmful to
2. Harmful to Minors
The term "harmful to minors" means any picture, image, graphic
image file or other visual depiction that taken as a whole, appeals
to a prurient interest in nudity, sex or lewd exhibitions.
3. Child Pornography
The term "child pornography" means any visual depiction, including
any photograph, film, video picture or computer or
computer-generated image or picture, whether made or produced by
electronic, mechanical or other means, of sexually explicit
4. Sexual Act; Sexual Contact
The terms "sexual act" and "sexual contact" have the meanings given
such terms in section 2246 of title 18, United States Code.
C. ACCESS TO INAPPROPRIATE MATERIAL
To the extent practical, technology protection measures (or
"Internet filters") will be used to block or filter access to
inappropriate information on the Internet and World Wide Web.
Specifically, blocking will be applied to audio and visual
depictions deemed obscene or to be child pornography or harmful to
minors. Student access to other materials that are inappropriate to
minors will also be restricted. The board has determined that audio
or visual materials that depict violence, nudity or graphic
language that does not serve a legitimate pedagogical purpose are
inappropriate for minors. The superintendent, in conjunction with a
school technology and media advisory committee (see policy 3200,
Selection of Instructional Materials), shall make a determination
regarding what other matter or materials are inappropriate for
Subject to staff supervision, technology protection measures may
be disabled during use by an adult for bona fide research or other
D. INAPPROPRIATE NETWORK USAGE
All users of school system technological resources are expected to
comply with the requirements established in policy 3225/4312/7320,
Technology Responsible Use. In particular, users are prohibited
from: (a) attempting to gain unauthorized access, including
"hacking", and engaging in other similar unlawful activities; and
(b) engaging in the unauthorized disclosure, use or dissemination
of personal identifying information regarding minors.
E. EDUCATION, SUPERVISION AND MONITORING
To the extent practical, steps will be taken to promote the safety
and security of users of the school system's online computer
network, especially when they are using electronic mail, chat
rooms, instant messaging and other forms of direct electronic
communications. It is the responsibility of all school personnel to
educate, supervise and monitor usage of the online computer network
and access to the Internet in accordance with this policy, the
Children's Internet Protection Act, the Neighborhood Children's
Internet Protection Act and the Protecting Children in the 21st
Procedures for the disabling or otherwise modifying any
technology protection measures are the responsibility of the
technology director or designated representatives.
The Superintendent or designated representatives shall provide
age-appropriate training for students who use the school system's
Internet services. The training provided will be designed to
promote the school system's commitment to educating students in
digital literacy and citizenship, including:
1. the standards and acceptable use of Internet services as set
forth in policy 3225/4312/7320, Technology Responsible Use;
2. student safety with regard to safety on the Internet,
appropriate behavior while online, including
behavior on social networking websites and in chat rooms, and
cyberbullying awareness and response; and
3. compliance with the E-rate requirements of the Children's
Internet Protection Act.
Following receipt of this training, the student must acknowledge
that he or she received the training, understood it and will follow
the provisions of policy 3225/4312/7320, Technology Responsible
The superintendent shall develop any regulations needed to
implement this policy and shall submit any certifications necessary
to demonstrate compliance with this policy.
Legal References: Children's Internet Protection Act, 47 U.S.C.
254(h); Neighborhood Children's Internet Protection Act, 47 U.S.C.
254(l); Protecting Children in the 21st Century Act, 47, U.S.C.
Cross References: Professional and Staff Development (policy
1610/7800), Technology in the Educational Program (policy 3220),
Technology Responsible Use (policy 3225/7320), School Improvement
Plan (policy 3430), Use of Equipment, Materials and Supplies
(policy 6520), Network Security (policy 6524)
Adopted: December 11, 2012