Keeping Students Safe Online: Managing CIPA Compliance, Acceptable Use Policies, Cyberbullying, and Filtering

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The Web offers valuable resources and advantages to students, teachers, and administrators—but it also has the potential to present dangers. The critical issue is how to balance the benefits of the Web with the legal and ethical challenges it presents. This eBook will guide districts as they create solutions for protecting students and data.

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Separate Acceptable Use Policies?

Why do you recommend having separate Acceptable Use Policies (AUPs) for adults and children? The standards adults are held to are, or should be, different than those for students. It is also possible that some aspects of employee use of school technology may fall under collective bargaining, and not be

An Opt Out Acceptable Use Policy?

Is it all right to have an "opt out" Acceptable Use Policy (AUP), where only those students and parents who do not agree to the provisions of the AUP need to have a signature on file? The purpose of a signed Acceptable Use Policy is to ensure, as much as possible, that students and parents have read, understand,

Web filter keeps data flowing and kids safe

 Located in Southern California, Poway Unified School District (USD) serves the educational needs of 33,000 students in grades K-12. In recent years, the district’s curriculum has increasingly included many more on-demand programs and applications which strain network bandwidth - almost to the point of overload. 

Keeping Safe Online

 With sections for students, for parents and for educators, this site addresses internet safety issues in interesting formats for all three audiences. Children can read books, play games or watch videos starring Faux Paw, the Techno Cat. Parents can read