|Letter to Parents about CIPA|
May 30, 2012
Beginning July 1, 2012 each school must be compliant with the new Child Internet Protection Act and make this information known to the public. We at Our Lady of Guadalupe Academy have diligently followed the guidelines for your child’s internet safety since we opened our doors in September of 2009.
1. We have in use a web-filtering server that blocks or filters all forms of visual or electronic communication deemed inappropriate for minors. 2. We have software in place that monitors and prevents inappropriate network usage including unauthorized access, hacking or unlawful activities 3. We have security to guard against disclosure, use, and dissemination of personal identification and information regarding minors.
It is the responsibility of all members of 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 the Children’s Internet Protection Act, the Neighborhood Children’s Internet Protection Act, and the Protecting Children in the 21st Century Act.
The network administrator and designated representatives provide age-appropriate training for students who use the OLGA Internet facilities. The training provided is designed to promote Our Lady of Guadalupe Academy’s commitment to:
• The standards and acceptable use of Internet services as set forth in the OLGA Internet Safety Policy (Acceptable Use Policy) • Student safety with regard to safety on the internet, appropriate behavior while on social networking Websites and in chat rooms • Cyber-bullying awareness and response • Compliance with the requirements of The Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA)
This Internet Safety Policy has been adopted by Our Lady of Guadalupe Academy, made available to all parents via a parent newsletter, and public notice posted on the school website: http://www.olgacademy.org/olg/