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  • CIPA-Compliant Internet Safety Policy at Our Lady of Guadalupe Academy, Elizabeth, NJ

    Introduction It is the policy of Our Lady of Guadalupe Academy to: • Prevent user access over its computer network to, or transmission of, inappropriate material via Internet, electronic mail, or other forms of direct electronic communications; • Prevent unauthorized access and other unlawful online activity; • Prevent unauthorized online disclosure, use, or dissemination of personal identification information of minors; and • Comply with the Children’s Internet Protection Act [Pub. L. No. 106-554 and 47 USC 254(h)].

    Definitions Key terms are as defined in the Children’s Internet Protection Act.

    Access to Inappropriate Material To the extent practical, Our Lady of Guadalupe Academy technology protection measures include Internet filters that shall be used to block or filter Internet, or other forms of electronic communications, and access to inappropriate information.

    Specifically, as required by the Children’s Internet Protection Act, blocking shall be applied to visual depictions of material deemed obscene or child pornography, or to any material deemed harmful to minors.

    Subject to staff supervision, technology protection measures may be disabled for adults or, in the case of minors, minimized only for bona fide research or other lawful purposes.

    Inappropriate Network Usage To the extent practical, steps shall be taken to promote the safety and security of users of the OLGA online computer network when using electronic mail, chat rooms, instant messaging, and other forms of direct electronic communications.

    Specifically, as required by the Children’s Internet Protection Act, prevention of inappropriate network usage includes: 1. Unauthorized access, including so-called ‘hacking,’ and other unlawful activities; 2. Unauthorized disclosure, use, and dissemination of personal identification information regarding minors.

    Education, Supervision and Monitoring It shall be the responsibility of all members of the Our Lady of Guadalupe Academy staff to educate, supervise and monitor appropriate usage of the online computer network and access to the Internet in accordance with this policy, the Children’s Internet Protection Act, the Neighborhood Children’s Internet Protection Act, and the Protecting Children in the 21st Century Act.

    Procedures for the disabling or otherwise modifying any technology protection measures shall be the responsibility of the network administrator, Bascom Web Filtering service or designated representatives.

    The network administrator or designated representatives will provide age-appropriate training for students who use the OLGA Internet facilities. The training provided will be designed to promote Our Lady of Guadalupe Academy’s commitment to:

    A. The standards and acceptable use of Internet services as set forth in the OLGA Internet Safety Policy; B. Student safety with regard to: 1. Safety on the Internet 2. Appropriate behavior while on online, on social networking Web sites, and in chat rooms 3. Cyber-bullying awareness and response C. Compliance with the E-rate requirements of the Children’s Internet Protection Act (“CIPA”).

    Following receipt of this training, the student will acknowledge that he/she received the training, understood it, and will follow the provisions of the District's acceptable use policies.

    Adoption This Internet Safety Policy was adopted by of Our Lady of Guadalupe Academy via parent newsletter and public notice posted on the school website: http://www.olgacademy.org/olg/ on May 24, 2012.

     CIPA definitions of terms:

    MINOR. The term “minor” means any individual who has not attained the age of 17 years.

    TECHNOLOGY PROTECTION MEASURE The term technology protection measure'' means a specific technology that blocks or filters Internet access to visual depictions that are: 1. OBSCENE, as that term is defined in section 1460 of title 18, United States Code; 2. CHILD PORNOGRAPHY, as that term is defined in section 2256 of title 18, United States Code; or 3. HARMFUL TO MINORS. The term harmful to minors'' means any picture, image, graphic image file, or other visual depiction that: 1. Taken as a whole and with respect to minors, appeals to a prurient interest in nudity, sex, or excretion; 2. Depicts, describes, or represents, in a patently offensive way with respect to what is suitable for minors, an actual or simulated sexual act or sexual contact, actual or simulated normal or perverted sexual acts, or a lewd exhibition of the genitals; and 3.Taken as a whole, lacks serious literary, artistic, political, or scientific value as to minors.

    SEXUAL ACT; SEXUAL CONTACT. The terms sexual act'' and sexual contact'' have the meanings given such terms in section 2246 of title 18, United States Code.

    Our Lady of Guadalupe Academy
    227 Centre Street
    Elizabeth, NJ 07202

     

    Phone: (908) 352-7419  Fax: (908) 352-7062

    Email: olga@olgacademy.org