Alameda City USD | BP 6163.4 Instruction
Student Use Of Technology
The Board of Education intends that technological resources provided by the district be used in a responsible and proper manner in support of the instructional program and for the advancement of student learning.
The Superintendent or designee shall notify students and parents/guardians about authorized uses of district computers and consequences for unauthorized use and/or unlawful activities.
On-Line Services/Internet Access
The Superintendent or designee shall ensure that all district computers with Internet access have a technology protection measure that blocks or filters Internet access to visual depictions that are obscene, child pornography, or harmful to minors, and that the operation of such measures is enforced. (20 USC 6777, 47 USC 254)
The Board desires to protect students from access to harmful matter on the Internet or other on-line services. The Superintendent or designee shall implement rules and procedures designed to restrict students' access to harmful or inappropriate matter on the Internet. He/she also shall establish regulations to address the safety and security of students when using electronic mail, chat rooms and other forms of direct electronic communication.
Disclosure, use and dissemination of personal identification information regarding students is prohibited.
Staff shall supervise students while they are using on-line services and may ask teacher aides and student aides to assist in this supervision.
Before using the district's on-line resources, each student and his/her parent/guardian shall sign and return an Acceptable Use Agreement specifying user obligations and responsibilities. In that agreement, the student and his/her parent/guardian shall agree to not hold the district responsible and shall agree to indemnify and hold harmless the district and all district personnel for the failure of any technology protection measures, violations of copyright restrictions, users' mistakes or negligence, or any costs incurred by users.
In order to help ensure that the district adapts to changing technologies and circumstances, the Superintendent or designee shall regularly review this policy, the accompanying administrative regulation and other procedures. He/she shall also monitor the district's filtering software to help ensure its effectiveness.
51006 Computer education and resources
51007 Programs to strengthen technological skills
60044 Prohibited instructional materials
313 Harmful matter
502 Computer crimes, remedies
632 Eavesdropping on or recording confidential communications
653.2 Electronic communication devices, threats to safety
UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 15
6501-6506 Children's Online Privacy Protection Act
UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 20
6777 Internet safety
UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 47
254 Universal service discounts (E-rate)
CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS, TITLE 16
CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS, TITLE 47
54.520 Internet safety policy and technology protection measures, E-rate discounts
Cyberbullying: Policy Considerations for Boards, Policy Brief, July 2007
FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION PUBLICATIONS
How to Protect Kids' Privacy Online: A Guide for Teachers, December 2000
MY SPACE.COM PUBLICATIONS
The Official School Administrator's Guide to Understanding MySpace and Resolving Social Networking Issues
American Library Association: http://www.ala.org
California Coalition for Children's Internet Safety: http://www.cybersafety.ca.gov
California Department of Education: http://www.cde.ca.gov
Center for Safe and Responsible Internet Use: http://csriu.org
Federal Communications Commission: http://www.fcc.gov
Federal Trade Commission, Children's Online Privacy Protection: http://www.ftc.gov/privacy/privacyinitiatives/childrens.html
U.S. Department of Education: http://www.ed.gov
Web Wise Kids: http://www.webwisekids.org
Policy ALAMEDA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
adopted: May 28, 2002 Alameda, California
revised: August 25, 2009