MISD Cyber Safety

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MISD Cyber Safety

  1. 1. Cyber Safety Legal Responsibilities y y g p
  2. 2. History Lesson y Communication Decency Act (1996) partially overturned in 1997 Child Online Protection Act (1998) An injunction was placed on this law in 1998. The injunction has been upheld in 1999, 2004, and 2007. Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (1998) Children’s Internet Protection Act (2000)
  3. 3. Children’s Internet Protection Act CIPA only effects entities that receive Federal E- Rate f nds funds. Effected schools and libraries must: provide protection measures that block access to d h bl k adult-oriented materials on the Internet for minors adopt and enact a policy that monitors the online activities of minors minors. adopt and enforce a policy addressing minors access to the Internet including electronic mail, chat rooms, and other forms of direct electronic communication. The policy must also prevent access to “hacking” information and other unlawful content. http://www.fcc.gov/cgb/consumerfacts/cipa.html
  4. 4. Melissa ISD Board Policy (Internet Safety) The Superintendent or designee shall develop and e Supe e de o des g ee s a deve op a d implement an Internet safety plan to: 1. Control students’ access to inappropriate materials, as well as to materials that are harmful to minors; 2. Ensure student safety and security when using electronic communications; i i 3. Prevent unauthorized access, including hacking and other unlawful activities; and 4. Restrict unauthorized disclosure, use, and dissemination of personally identifiable information regarding p y g g students.
  5. 5. Melissa ISD Board Policy ( y (Filtering) g) Each District co pu e w Internet access shall have a ac s c computer with e e s a ave filtering device or software that blocks access to visual depictions that are obscene, pornographic, inappropriate for d f students, or harmful to minors, as defined by the h f l d f db h federal Children’s Internet Protection Act and as determined by the Superintendent or designee. The Superintendent or designee shall enforce the use of such filtering devices. Upon approval from the Superintendent or designee, an administrator, supervisor, or other authorized person may disable the filtering device de ice for bona fide research or other lawful p rpose lawf l purpose.
  6. 6. Melissa ISD CIPA Implementation p Melissa ISD has adopted a multi-tiered method of protecting our students: TIER 1: Direct Supervision p TIER 2: Indirect Supervision TIER 3: Internet Content Filter
  7. 7. Protecting our students g • TIER 1: Direct Supervision Faculty b i F l members monitor the online activities h li i ii of their students. This is one of the most effective methods of preventing student ff i h d f i d access to inappropriate content on the Internet. Resnick, P. J., Hansen, D. L., & Richardson, C. R. (2004). Calculating error rates for filtering software. Communications of the ACM, 47(9), 67-71. 47 U.S.C. 254(h)(5)(B)
  8. 8. Protecting our students g • TIER 2: Indirect Supervision Technology personnel will periodically T h l l ill i di ll monitor online activities through live Internet t ffi reports and firewall transaction l traffic t d fi w ll t ti logs. Filter transaction logs will be provided to b ilding level administrators periodicall building le el periodically. 47 U.S.C. 254(h)(5)(B)
  9. 9. Protecting our students g • TIER 3: Internet Content Filter A CIPA compliant fil i appliance will li filtering li ill attempt to prevent student access to inappropriate I i i Internet content. 47 U.S.C. 254(h)(5)(B), (C)
  10. 10. What do I look for? Electronic Mail Hotmail, Gmail, AOL Instant Messaging g g MSN, Yahoo, or AOL Instant Messengers, Google Talk Chatrooms Chathouse, Teenchat Social Networking Myspace, Facebook, Xanga, Friendster, Orkut Cell Phones
  11. 11. What do I say? y When discussing online activities with students, tell them: Never respond to messages or emails that seem strange p g g or unusual. Never give out their name, address, telephone, school name, parent’s name or any other personal information. Never send pictures of themselves to anyone they do not know offline. tk ffli Never agree to meet face to face with someone they have met online online.
  12. 12. Overriding the filter g There are several categories that cannot be overridden: Adware Child Pornography Pornography/Adult C P h /Ad l Content Peer-to-Peer/File Sharing Security - which includes the following sub categories: Malicious Code/Virus Phishing Bad Reputation Domains Bot Net Hacking Spyware Web-Based Proxies/Anonymizers
  13. 13. Overriding the filter g Do not override the filter for student use. Do not give out your override account information information. Do h id D use the override account f b for bona fid research. fide h Do contact technology immediately if you think your override account has been compromised.
  14. 14. Melissa ISD C b Safety M l Cyber S f Melissa ISD will be the district that all others in Texas and beyond will emulate.

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