Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 U.S.C. 1232) protects the privacy of student education records. FERPA gives parents and students specific rights concerning the disclosure of education records. (Additional information about FERPA is available at http://www.ed.gov/policy/gen/guid/fpco/ferpa/index.html
The Internet is a global network of interconnected computers consisting of millions of computer systems containing a vast array of information, resources and services. In order to provide all students with a high quality education in a safe and secure environment, it is essential that students and staff have access to the Internet and understand how to leverage technology as a tool is support of educational excellence and student achievement at San Ysidro School District.
Children’s Internet Protection Act
The Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) (20 U.S.C. 6801) requires schools to have technology protection measures in place that block or filter Internet content and a safety policy addressing the behavior of minors when using the Internet. Additional information is available at http://www.fcc.gov/cgb/consumerfacts/cipa.html
Student well-being and safety is paramount and the safe use of our network is the responsibility of SYSD. The District is making every effort to ensure the safety of all students and part of that effort is to provide students and staff with a safe and secure environment for teaching and learning. The Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) are federal laws enacted by Congress that determine how the Internet is accessed and used at SYSD.
Internet Safety Tips
Visit web sites that you know are safe.
Do not provide personal information.
Do not communicate with strangers.
Do not share your password. Create and use passwords that are easy to remember but hard to guess.
Do not post pictures of yourself online and cautious of what information is posted online.
Do not click on "pop-ups."
Tell an adult if you experience cyberbullying. Be honest.
Teach your children to come to you if anything makes them feel uncomfortable.
Stay Informed - Know what's going on online.
Keep Personal Information Private - Never give out personal information online. Kids should not give their address, phone number, name, school name, etc., to a stranger on the phone, nor should they give it online.
Use Parental Control Tools as Appropriate - There are several software solutions to keep kids out of web sites with inappropriate content.