IIBGA ChildrenŐs Internet Protection Act IIBGA
The district shall implement and enforce an internet safety plan meeting the requirements of the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA). The superintendent shall develop a plan to implement the Children’s Internet Protection Act.
Such plan shall include measures to address the following issues:
(1) Access by minors to inappropriate matter on the Internet and World Wide Web,
(2) The safety and security of minors when using electronic mail, chat rooms, and other forms of direct electronic communications,
(3) Unauthorized access, including so-called “hacking,” and other unlawful activities by minors online;
(4) Unauthorized disclosure, use, and dissemination of personal information regarding minors; and
(5) Measures designed to restrict minors' access to materials that may be harmful to them.
For the purposes of this policy, "minor" shall be defined to mean any student who is 18 years of age or under. The board charges the superintendent to develop the CIPA implementing plan so that all of the protections provided by this policy and the corresponding plan may be afforded to all district students.
This plan shall be on file with the board clerk and in each school office with Internet access, and copies shall be available. The superintendent shall ensure compliance with CIPA by completing Federal Communication Commission forms as required.
BOE Approval August 8, 2012
Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) Safety Plan Goals:
It is the policy of USD 434 to take the following measures in order to better protect our district students from harmful online and electronically transmitted content:
Access to Inappropriate Material
To the extent practicable, technology protection measures or Internet filters shall be used to block or filter the Internet or other forms of electronic devices from accessing child pornography as well as obscene, inappropriate, or harmful material given the age and maturity levels of district students.
Subject to administrative approval, technology protection measures may be minimized only for bonafide research or other lawful purposes that are closely monitored by district staff.
Inappropriate Network Usage
To the extent practicable, steps shall be taken to promote the safety and security of users of the district's online computer network when using electronic mail, chat rooms, instant messaging, and other forms of direct electronic communications.
Specifically, in accordance with CIPA, measures to prevent inappropriate network usage shall include frequent monitoring of the District's network, computer systems, and equipment to detect any unauthorized access to prohibited materials as described earlier in this plan, hacking, and other unlawful activities by students or staff members. Such monitoring shall also strive to detect unauthorized disclosure, use, and dissemination of personally identifiable information regarding students.
Education, Supervision and Monitoring
It shall be the responsibility of all members of the District's staff to educate, supervise, and monitor appropriate usage of online computer network access to the internet in accordance with this policy and CIPA. If, during the course of such monitoring, a student or staff member discovers a violation of this policy, the student or staff member shall make a report as follows:
The district retains the right to discipline any student, up to and including expulsion, and any employee, up to and including termination, for violation of this policy.
This Children's Internet Protection Act Safety Plan was adopted by the Board of USD 434 at a public meeting, following normal public notice and a hearing, on August 8, 2012.
BOE Approval August 8, 2012