Compliant Internet Safety Policy
Note: The following Internet Safety Policy was developed by E-Rate Central solely to address the basic policy compliance requirements of CIPA and NCIPA for E-rate funding. Schools and libraries adopting new or revised Internet policies may wish to expand or modify the sample policy language (as suggested in the accompanying Primer) to meet broader policy objectives and local needs. Neither the FCC nor the SLD has established specific standards for a CIPA-compliant Internet Safety Policy and neither has reviewed, much less endorsed, this sample policy. Internet Safety Policy
Introduction It is the policy of School or Library to:
Definitions Key terms are as defined in the Children’s Internet Protection Act.
To the extent practical, technology protection measures (or “Internet filters”) shall be used to block or filter Internet, or other forms of electronic 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 for adults or, in the case of minors, minimized only for bona fide research or other lawful Purposes.
To the extent practical, steps shall be taken to promote the safety and security of users of the School or Library online computer network when using electronic mail, chat rooms, instant messaging, and other forms of direct electronic communications. Specifically, as required by the Children’s Internet Protection Act, prevention of inappropriate network usage includes:
It shall be the responsibility of all members of the School or Library staff to educate, supervise and monitor appropriate usage of the online computer network and access to the Internet in accordance with this policy,
Procedures for the disabling or otherwise modifying any technology protection measures shall be the responsibility of the school’s designated representatives.
The designated representatives will provide age appropriate training for students who use the school’s Internet facilities.
The training provided will be designed to promote the school’s commitment to:
a. The standards and acceptable use of Internet services as set forth in the School’s Internet Safety Policy
This Internet Safety Policy was adopted by the Board of School or Library at a public meeting, following normal public notice, on Month, Day, Year
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