The educational and responsible use of the district's network/Internet resources is the best way for students to avoid accessing inappropriate online content (see Acceptable Use of Technology in the school handbook). The district employs several layers to significantly reduce the likelihood that students will access inappropriate content while online.
What measures are in place to keep students safe while online?
- We comply with the requirements of the Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA)
- Educate students on how to use digital resources responsibly and safely (Digital Citizenship)
- Internet filtering of inappropriate content
- Level-based sites and applications (Elementary, Middle, and High School).
- Block drugs/alcohol, adult content, advertisements, and other harmful or inappropriate content.
- Continuous evaluation based on feedback from various stakeholders, including families, teachers, and administrators.
- Safe Search Enforcement
- Many search engines (e.g. Google, Bing, etc.), including YouTube, offer a safe search mode. Where available, the district enforces safe search to further limit inappropriate content.
- Multiple layers of protection are employed to help block and prevent threats (e.g. phishing, spam, malware, etc.).
- Management and monitoring software is in place for classroom-level use by Teachers when students are at school
- Restrict apps running on 1:1 student laptops
- Browser Restrictions: Preserve browsing history on student devices to improve visibility
- Content filtering, safe search, and app restrictions are the same regardless of the device's location (e.g. school, home, etc.)
Is there a way I can check to be sure my device or my student's device is connecting to the district's filter?
Yes. Please review the 1:1 Troubleshooting Guide topics related to "Global Protect" to verify that the software is working as expected. Special software is installed on all 1:1 devices to establish secure connections to the District's filter regardless of the device's location. When connected, all of the relevant measures described on this page will be applied. When disconnected, student devices should be configured to prevent all Internet access. If you are experiencing issues, please seek help via the online help desk or phone.
What can I do to troubleshoot or resolve issues with the 1:1 Device?
Please check out the district's 1:1 Troubleshooting Guide to find answers to some of the most common issues related to student devices. If you're still experiencing issues, please follow the steps to request help via the online help desk system or phone. These steps are outlined on the troubleshooting page.