6251 Internet Safety For Students (Staff)


It is the policy of Grand Island Public Schools to comply with the Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA). Technology protection measures will be used to block and filter Internet access. These measures are in place to provide reasonable protection from the inadvertent access of obscene visual depictions or pornography, child pornography, or other content deemed harmful to minors. Grand Island Public schools shall:
   • prevent user access to, or transmission of, inappropriate material via Internet, electronic mail, or other forms of direct electronic communications;
   • provide for the safety and security of minors when using electronic mail, chat rooms, and other forms of direct electronic communications;
   • prevent unauthorized access, including so-called "hacking," and other unlawful activities online;
   • prevent unauthorized online disclosure, use, or dissemination of personal identification information of minors; and
   • implement measures designed to restrict minors' access to materials (visual or non-visual) that are harmful to minors.

In addition to technology protection measures, the Grand Island Public Schools will provide annual training for all staff and for students at all grade levels addressing the following issues:
   • access by minors to inappropriate matter on the Internet and World Wide Web;
   • the safety and security of minors when using electronic mail, chat rooms, social networking sites, and other forms of direct electronic communications;
   • unauthorized access including "hacking" and other unlawful activities by minors online;
   • unauthorized disclosure, use, and dissemination of personal information regarding self or others; and
   • monitoring the online activities of minors and cyber bullying awareness and response.

Users who fail to abide by district Acceptable Use Agreement procedures shall be subject to disciplinary action, possible revocation of the user account, and legal action as appropriate. Potential consequences may include, but not be limited to:
   • restriction or loss of access to the network and Internet;
   • possible suspension or termination; and/or,
   • referral to law enforcement.

It shall be the responsibility of all members of the Grand Island Public Schools staff to supervise and monitor usage of the online computer network and access to the Internet in accordance with this policy and CIPA. Procedures for the disabling or otherwise modifying any technology protection measures shall be the responsibility of the superintendent or the superintendent's designees.

All district policies, including those addressing discrimination, harassment, and copyright issues, will apply to the use of networked resources.

References: Children's Internet Protection Act, 47 USC § 254
FCC Order adopted August 10, 2011
47 USC § 254(h)(1)(b); 47 CFR 54.500(b) and 68 FR 36932 (2003) (E-rate
restrictions)
Neb. Rev. Stat. § 49-14,101.01 (Political Accountability and Disclosure Act)

Grand Island Public Schools policies:
1310 NONDISCRIMINATION
1311 BULLYING AND HARRASSMENT
5521 COPYRIGYT COMPLIANCE
6213.2 Acceptable Use Agreement Form - Staff
7352 ACCESS TO NETWORKED INFORMATION RESOURCES
8456 STUDENT USE OF PERSONAL ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION DEVICES
8457 INTERNET SAFETY
8457.1 Administrative Guidelines for Network Usage – Students
8457.2 Acceptable Use Agreement Form - Student

Policy Adopted: 12-6-99
Policy Revised: 9-15-05
Policy Revised: 11-8-07
Policy Revised: 06.12.2012
Policy Revised: 03.10.2016