It is the policy of the technology center to: (a) prevent user access over its computer network to, or transmission of, inappropriate material via Internet, electronic mail, or other forms of direct electronic or digital communications; (b) prevent unauthorized access and other unlawful online activity; (c) prevent unauthorized online disclosure, use, or dissemination of personal identification information of minors; and (d) comply with the Children’s Internet Protection Act [Pub. L. No. 106-554 and 47 U.S.C. §254(h)].
Technology Protection Measures
To the extent practical, technology protection measures (or “Internet Filters”) shall be used to block or filter Internet (or other forms of electronic or digital communications) access to inappropriate information. Specifically, as required by the Children’s Internet Protection Act, blocking shall be applied to visual depictions of material deemed obscene or child pornography, or to any material deemed harmful to minors. Subject to staff supervision, technology protection measures may be disabled or, in the case of minors, minimized only for bona fide research or other lawful purposes.
Any individual who uses the technology center’s resources to access the Internet or engage in any electronic or digital communication is required to participate in the technology center’s education efforts (undertaken pursuant to the Children’s Internet Protection Act) and comply with the technology center’s acceptable use policy. These efforts will be age appropriate and be based on the individual’s status as an employee or student.
Supervision and Monitoring
All employees are responsible for supervising and monitoring student use of the Internet in accordance with the technology center’s technology policies and the Children’s Internet Protection Act. The IT Services director shall establish and implement procedures regarding technology protection measures. No individual will be permitted to use technology resources in a manner inconsistent with the technology center’s policies.
Employees and students shall not use the technology center’s resources in any manner that jeopardizes personal safety. Students and employees must follow all technology policies, including the Acceptable Use of Internet and Electronic and Digital Communications Devices policy, which details the technology center’s safe use standards.
Adopted: December 18, 2014