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Internet Safety Policy

Internet Safety Policy
 

Introduction
 
Valley View ISD makes the internet available to staff and students for education-related purposes. It is the policy of Valley View Independent School District to (a) prevent user access over its computer network to, or transmission of, inappropriate material via Internet, electronic mail, or other forms of direct electronic communications; (b) prevent unauthorized access and other unlawful online activities; (c) prevent unauthorized online disclosure, use,  or dissemination of personal identification information of minors; and  
(d)  comply with the Children’s Internet Protection Act [Pub. L. No. 106-554 and  47  USC 254(h)].
 
Safety and Security:
 
The District shall provide a filtering service that attempts to block access to visual depictions that are obscene, pornographic, inappropriate for students, or harmful to minors as defined by the Children’s Internet Protection Act, the Neighborhood Children’s Internet Protection Act, the Protecting Children in the 21st Century Act, or any other applicable laws. As determined by the Superintendent or designee, an authorized person may grant access for bona fide research or other lawful purposes. The District shall permit user access to the Internet in accordance with law, policy, and administrative regulations.
 
Internet Safety and Training:
 
The District shall provide Internet safety training to students no later than the end of the first six weeks of instruction. Training shall include a review of Acceptable Use Policy in the Student Handbook and education on cyberbullying, chatting inappropriate use of social networking sites, and other technology-related issues.
 
Inappropriate Network Usage
 
To the extent practical, steps shall be taken to promote the safety and security of users of the Valley View Independent School District 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: (a) unauthorized access, including so-called ‘hacking,’ and other unlawful activities; and (b)  unauthorized disclosure, use, and dissemination of personal identification information regarding minors.
 
Supervision and Monitoring
 
It shall be the responsibility of all members of the Valley View Independent School District staff to supervise and monitor usage of the online computer network and access to the Internet in accordance with this policy and the Children’s Internet Protection Act.
 
Procedures for the disabling or otherwise modifying any technology protection measures shall be the responsibility of the Superintendent of Schools of Valley View Independent School District or designated representatives.
 
Adoption
 
The Board of Valley View Independent School District adopted this Internet Safety Policy at a public meeting, following normal public notice, on June 10, 2013.
 
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