Districts are balancing internet safety and internet access by creating filters with levels of restrictions that differentiate between the individual users needs or groups of users, such as staff, secondary, and primary students.
Schools are beginning to recognize the impossibility of protecting students from all potentially harmful sites, and a better strategy is empowering students and parents by teaching them how to navigate the potential dangers.
The Race to the Top is fueling energy for schools to make changes that will meet the needs of students in the 21st Century. Public and Private sectors have recognized the U.S. must make changes in education in order to create a competitive work force and are instituting requirements that force schools to adapt current practices. Considering the size of the bureaucracy of public education, and the rapid pace at which technology has grown, schools are making giant strides towards meeting the goal of digital learning.