Presentation on theme: "Internet Safety and Standard Operating Procedures School Board Meeting-February 14, 2012."— Presentation transcript:
Internet Safety and Standard Operating Procedures School Board Meeting-February 14, 2012
The Childrens Internet Protection Act (CIPA) is a federal law enacted by Congress to address concerns about access to offensive content over the Internet on school and library computers. CIPA imposes certain types of requirements on any school or library that receives funding for Internet access or internal connections from the E-rate program – a program that makes certain communications technology more affordable for eligible schools and libraries. In early 2001, the FCC issued rules implementing CIPA.
The Schools and Libraries Program of the Universal Service Fund makes discounts available to eligible schools and libraries for telecommunication services, Internet access, and internal connections. The program is intended to ensure that schools and libraries have access to affordable telecommunications and information services.
Schools and libraries subject to CIPA may not receive the discounts offered by the E-rate program unless they certify that they have an Internet safety policy that includes technology protection measures. The protection measures must block or filter Internet access to pictures that are: (a) obscene; (b) child pornography; or (c) harmful to minors (for computers that are accessed by minors). Before adopting this Internet safety policy, schools and libraries must provide reasonable notice and hold at least one public hearing or meeting to address the proposal.
Schools and libraries subject to CIPA are required to adopt and implement an Internet safety policy addressing: (a) access by minors to inappropriate matter on the Internet; (b) the safety and security of minors when using electronic mail, chat rooms and other forms of direct electronic communications; (c) unauthorized access, including so-called hacking, and other unlawful activities by minors online; (d) unauthorized disclosure, use, and dissemination of personal information regarding minors; and (e) measures restricting minors access to materials harmful to them.
Student Use Agreement Internet, E-mail and Network Guidelines For Educational Use Only Use of the District Technology is a Privilege Security Vandalism Copyright Disciplinary Action Staff Use Agreement Similar to Student Use Agreement
Three-Year Technology Plan Vision-Effective standards-based curriculum and appropriate technology integration provide essential application of skills by students to be successful today and tomorrow. Needs Assessment Three-Year Goals Software Purchase Plan and Inventory District Data, Intellectual Property, Ownership and Copyright Plan E-rate Documentation Retention Policy
State Provided Firewall Filters based on category Specific sites can be opened or blocked Teachers can have different access than students YouTube Teachers may request blocked sites Content Bandwidth
Curriculum and Activities to Promote Appropriate Online Behavior School-wide assemblies Freshman orientation Computer class curriculum Review Acceptable Use Agreement regularly Netsmartz.org and netsmartzkids.org Review of cyber bullying and social networking Cyber theft including identity theft
Bandwidth is the pipeline capacity for data to be transferred The average home with a high speed internet connection is about 5Mbps for a family of four Meade uses a 30Mbps connection for 1250 computers
When the bandwidth is at capacity, the connection will be slow and will often time out causing the connection to drop Meade increased its capacity from 10Mbps to 30Mbps last year The state paid for the 10Mbps connection After paying to increase to 30Mbps, the state decided to cover the cost of the 30Mbps connection this school year
The term broadband commonly refers to high-speed internet access that is always on and faster than dial-up access. Like electricity a century ago, broadband is a foundation for economic growth, job creation, global competitiveness and a better way of life.
Goal No. 4 of the National Broadband Plan: Every community should have affordable access to at least 1 gigabit per second broadband service to anchor institutions such as schools, hospitals, and government buildings. Goal No. 4 of the National Broadband Plan: The ultimate benefit to the local citizen is that once community anchors are connected to gigabit speeds, it will become less expensive and more practical to get the same speeds to homes
Consistency Efficiency "detailed, written instructions to achieve uniformity of the performance of a specific function wikipedia.org
The Meade School Districts Information Technology (IT) Department has the primary function to support the teaching and learning process toward achieving the district mission, To Build Knowledge and Skills for Success Today and Tomorrow. The IT Department has created this document to help address the use of technology in a lawful, consistent and manageable manner. This document will also serve to help organize and prioritize how the district should address the many requests for assistance with technology.