- How does CPS use content filtering to protect student safety online?
What is Chesapeake Public Schools (CPS) Internet Safety Mission Statement?
Chesapeake Public Schools (CPS) mission is to integrate Internet safety within the existing curriculum to promote digital citizenship in all grades and subject areas.
How does CPS use the Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) to promote Internet Safety?
CPS requires each of its students to sign an AUP at the beginning of each school year or upon entering the division as a transfer student. Acceptable behavior is outlined to keep students safe on campus and also to make sure that they are appropriately using technology.
Where can I find a copy of the Student AUP?
Follow this link to the Student AUP.
How does CPS use content filtering to protect student safety online?
The school division follows all local, state, and federal guidelines requiring students’ personal identification to be protected. The Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA), signed in 2000, makes schools responsible for protecting students from inappropriate material online as well as having an instructional plan teaching them about appropriate online behavior. CPS utilizes a content filter, which provides a method to filter the online content students can access while on the CPS network.
For further details, visit our article: Internet Content Filtering on CPS Networks.
What are some additional security measures CPS takes to protect students?
Additional security measures are taken to protect students from inappropriate material found online. Websites that are blocked or those that require students to log in to a web-based platform, also known as a Web 2.0 tool, must be approved prior to students accessing the site.
What laws are associated with Internet Safety?
What resources are available to help students understand the importance of Internet safety?
Technology is continuously changing, which makes “keeping up” difficult. You are encouraged to have an open and continuous dialogue with your students about being safe online. For more resources, visit our Internet Safety Curriculum Resources.