The Board of Education is committed to undertaking efforts that serve to make safe for children the use of district computers for access to the Internet and World Wide Web. To this end, although unable to guarantee that any selected filtering and blocking technology will work perfectly, the Board directs the Superintendent of Schools to procure and implement the use of technology protection measures that block or filter Internet access by:
Subject to staff supervision, however, any such measures may be disabled or relaxed for adults conducting bona fide research or other lawful purposes, in accordance with criteria established by the Superintendent or his or her designate.
The Superintendent or his or her designee also shall develop and implement procedures that provide for the safety and security of students using electronic mail, chat rooms, and other forms of direct electronic communications; monitoring the online activities of students using district computers; and restricting student access to materials that are harmful to minors.
In addition, the Board prohibits the unauthorized disclosure, use and dissemination of personal information regarding students; unauthorized online access by students, including hacking and other unlawful activities; and access by students to inappropriate matter on the Internet and World Wide Web. The Superintendent or his or her designee shall establish and implement procedures that enforce these restrictions.
In accordance with the Code of Federal Regulations and the Children’s Internet Protection Act, the Superintendent or designated representatives will provide age-appropriate education for students who use the school district’s Internet facilities. The education provided will be designed to promote the school district’s commitment to:
Following receipt of this education, the student will acknowledge that he/she received the education, understood it, and will follow the provisions of this Policy and the district’s Acceptable Use Policy.
The computer network coordinator designated under the district’s Computer Network or Acceptable Use Policy, shall monitor and examine all district computer network activities to ensure compliance with this policy and any accompanying regulation. He or she shall be responsible for ensuring that staff and students receive training on their requirements.
All users of the district’s computer network, including access to the Internet and World Wide Web, must understand that use is a privilege, not a right, and that any such use entails responsibility. They must comply with the requirements of this policy and accompanying regulation, in addition to generally accepted rules of network etiquette, and the district’s Acceptable Use Policy. Failure to comply may result in disciplinary action including, but not limited to, the revocation of computer access privileges.
|Cross Ref:||4526, Computer Network for Education|
|Ref:||Public Law No. 106-554|
|47 USC § 254|
|20 USC § 6777|
47 CFE § 54.500 et seq.
Adoption Date: April 16, 2002 Revision Date: August 22, 2012
Instruction, Information and Communication Technology
To ensure that our students become proficient in the information and communication technologies essential for success in a 21st century learning environment, the Sachem School District provides a variety of resources in support of our instructional and administrative programs. Students and staff may also, at times, use their own personal information and communication technologies for educational purposes. Therefore, it is incumbent upon all members of the school community to use technology responsibly, ethically and respectful for the work of others.
Internet access is made available in the Sachem School District for the purposes of educational communication and research, and for administrative organizational purposes. Communications via the Sachem Central School District resources are often public in nature and general school rules for behavior and communications apply. It is expected that users will at all times comply with district standards and will act in responsible and legal manner, in accordance with district standards, as well as with state and federal laws. Professional development opportunities to enhance the internet skills of district personnel are provided and this policy related to Acceptable Use will be included on the Sachem homepage and linked to individual school webpages. A disclaimer referring to this Acceptable Use Policy is included and must be agreed to upon at each logon to the Sachem Central School District computer network.
students to provide access to facets of the district’s digital curriculum, informational resources,
and online communication, such as virtual field trips and secure class blogs. Any parent or guardian wishing to opt their child out of classroom use of the Internet must send their request in writing to the Office of Instructional Technology.
5. The online public display of photographs, videos or other images of any identifiable individual, other than a historical or public figure, will not be made without a signed release. The attached release for all students must be signed by their parent or lawful guardian.
1. Internet filtering and Internet Safety lessons in the district’s curriculum are provided in accordance with the Children’s Internet Protection Act, and ongoing professional development is
provided for teachers and staff that emphasizes internet safety, resources, and appropriate use.
understand and monitor and be aware of your child(ren)’s activities on the internet.
B. Network Security
C. Illegal Activity
1. Internet privacy, by definition concerns the provision, storing and use of personal information through and on the internet. This information is segmented into Personally Identifying Information, known as PII, and Non-Personally Identifying Information. PII information may include information such as age or physical address.
In a technological world, privacy threats for an individual’s personal information continue to
grow. From advertisements, various online accounts to increased social media, varying methods devised to intrude and report information permeate the internet.
2. While all users are vulnerable to these threats, young individuals are more susceptible to the fact that electronic information can and may be tracked. It is important that individuals realize that they play a role in protecting their own privacy, and must be informed about the risks involved while surfing the Internet and browsing.
To protect yourself and your personal information, the following are some important safety rules:
use someone else’s logon information
All users are expected to adhere to the generally accepted rules of online etiquette. These expectations, related to in-district and out-of-district access to online curricular resources, include but are not limited to the following:
Sachem School District makes no warranties of any kind, whether expressed or implied for the service it is providing. Sachem School District will not be responsible for any damages you suffer. This includes loss of data or service interruptions caused by its own negligence or your errors or omissions. Sachem School District specifically denies any responsibility for the accuracy or quality of information obtained through it services.