Presentation on theme: "Welcome Back to Awesome Achievement at Arp!. New Laws Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA) and New EMAIL Laws on SPAMMING The Children's Internet."— Presentation transcript:
New Laws Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA) and New EMAIL Laws on SPAMMING The Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA) became law on April 20, 2001. Schools and libraries must certify by October 28, 2001 that they have the policies and technology measures in place. Schools or libraries that knowingly fail to comply with CIPA are required to reimburse any E-rate discounts they received during the time the law was in effect.
To be in compliance, applicants must certify that they are enforcing a policy of Internet safety that includes measures to block or filter Internet access for both minors and adults to certain visual depictions. To demonstrate this, they must adopt and implement an Internet safety policy. Compliance
The applicant must also certify that its policy of Internet safety includes monitoring the online activities of minors. Finally, CIPA requires that funding recipients provide reasonable public notice and hold at least one public hearing or meeting to address their proposed policy of Internet safety. Public Hearing: August 13, 2001 at 6:00 pm before the next board meeting. Certify
AUP Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) - Your school's AUP sends a strong message about online conduct permitted at the school level. Some email services require each user to sign or accept the AUP prior to using the system. The AUP, often signed by parents as well, can be used to enforce against misuse of the system.
APP 1. Acceptable Posting Policy (APP) - Regardless of who is creating and maintaining the content of school Web pages (it could be the Webmaster, designated teachers or even students) an APP clarifies what is and is not appropriate for the school's online presence. Both your AUP and APP should include a clear, concise message that includes the consequences of breaking the rules.
Arps APP The Arp ISD Posting Policies require that we present our students, community, faculty, and stakeholders as successful and motivated in all academic and athletic areas. All productions and publications for Web, CD, Video, newspapers, magazines, yearbook, or any media are as follows:
Posting Policies 1. Promote successful students and educational practices 2. Provide educational and technical awareness to parents, community, faculty, students, and all stakeholders 3. Allow students the opportunity to develop ethical and technical expertise in the fields of communications, broadcasting, and telecommunications 4. Provide a learner-centered environment for:
Posting Policies continued demonstration of SCANS competencies, character-building skills research and information skills, research and information skills use of hardware components, use of hardware components software programs, digital and analog video systems, media input, output, & storage devices, and contributors to the electronic community
Posting Policies continued 5. Provide a forum for the ethical exchange of knowledge and educational objectives 6. Allow students & teachers to gain recognition for successful practices.
ISP The ISP must never gather individual information on its users nor will they ever provide that information to a third party. In addition, your school should own outright any and all data placed on the system.
DOMAIN BLOCKING Domain blocking - Some services allow you to set up domain blocking so that email messages from certain domains cannot enter or leave your system, and that certain Web pages are made inaccessible. While it can be tricky to ensure that appropriate access is given to all levels of users, this filtering is the type mandated by CIPA.
Closed Systems? Closed systems - Some email services allow you to close down the email system so that students are only able to send email to, and receive email from, teachers and other students within the school community. This way, students gain the full benefits of using email for educational purposes without the risk of unwanted messages from the outside.
Communicating Expectations for Excellent Education While the World Wide Web has been around now for over six years, its effects (both good and bad) are just now beginning to be felt by K-12 schools. No one has all the answers, but it's clear that the more we communicate with our students, teachers, parents, and each other, the more well-informed, savvy, and safe our users will be in schools...Provided by eChalk, 2001
New Procedures Each grade level will develop a flyer that incorporates the CIPA, Arps AUP, New Email SPAM laws, and grade level appropriate Technology Application (TA) Knowledge and Skills Student Expectations. This flyer will be for students and/or parents Each grade level will develop an accountability quiz to test each students understanding of the material they develop.
Timeline The new materials and accountability piece will be in place before children are allowed to access the Internet or Email. These materials will be submitted to parents and Mrs. Rousseau for publication on the Web.
Computer Maintenance Requests Teacher machines for first two weeks Email Laura Dacus Describe Symptoms clearly and precisely……DO NOT give a Diagnosis Examples: My lap top doesnt work …when in fact it is an ethical problem My printer is broken…when in fact there is a message on the screen that says your not connected to the network I dont have gradebook on my machine…when in fact…you have simply deleted the short cut I need more RAM….when in fact the message tells you that you are running low on virtual memory.
INSERVICE ISSUES Inservice Calendar Inservice Options INTEL TA Modules Training Café TIF Tech Training Email Gradebook Curriculum Calendar AEIS-IT Basic Networking TAKS Research & Reporting
Department Chairs Meet with me at 3:00pm Curriculum Calendar Procedures. Six Life-skill strands TEKS TAKS EOC SAT / ACT AP GT Modifications Project-based Curriculum
Online Quick Helps We have new online quick helps … check out the Computer Maintenance site…for how to release a print jam or batch How to take ownership of folders Adding a new printer Sharing printers Contact an Instructional Technologist on your campus before emailing Laura.
Laptops Laptops will be distributed in BATCHES Bring your Office2000 software…make sure you are legal Expect to spend about 2 hours First session….tonight, August 2 from 4:00-6:00pm Second session…Monday from 4:00-6:00pm Third session…Tuesday from 4:00-6:00pm You must have valid software on your laptop. You must agree facilitate your students in an INTEL type project this year. You must utilize the TCET surveys.