67-750/86-150 BOT 04-19-12 Oglala Lakota College Internet Content Filtering / Safety Policy In compliance with the Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA) and Regulations of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Oglala Lakota College has adopted and will enforce this Internet safety policy that ensures the use of technology protection measures on all college computers with Internet access. Such technology protection measures apply to Internet access by both adults and minors as defined by CIPA and Oglala Lakota College with respect to the use of computers by minors and/or considered harmful to such students. Appropriate monitoring of online activities of minors will also be enforced to ensure the safety of students when accessing the Internet. The college’s decision to utilize technology protection measures and other safety procedures for faculty, staff and students when accessing the Internet fosters the educational mission of the college including the selection of appropriate teaching/instructional materials and activities to enhance the college' programs; and to help ensure the safety of college personnel and students while online. In addition to the use of technology protection measures, the monitoring of online activities and access by minors to inappropriate matter on the Internet and World Wide Web may include, but shall not be limited to, the following guidelines: ? Ensuring the presence of a teacher and/or other appropriate personnel when students are accessing the Internet including, but not limited to, the supervision of minors when using electronic mail, chat rooms, instant messaging and other forms of direct electronic communications. As determined by the appropriate building administrator, the use of e- mail, chat rooms, as well as social networking Web sites, may be blocked as deemed necessary to ensure the safety of such students; ? Monitoring logs of access in order to keep track of the web sites visited by students as a measure to restrict access to materials harmful to minors; ? In compliance with this Internet Safety Policy as well as the college's Acceptable Use Policy, unauthorized access (including so-called "hacking") and other unlawful activities by minors are prohibited by the college; and student violations of such policies may result in disciplinary action; and ? Appropriate supervision and notification to minors regarding the prohibition as to unauthorized disclosure, use and dissemination of personal identification information regarding such students. The determination of what is "inappropriate" shall be determined by the college and/or designated official(s). It is acknowledged that the determination of such "inappropriate" material may vary depending upon the circumstances of the situation and the age of the students involved in online research. The terms "minor," "child pornography," "harmful to minors," "obscene," "technology protection measure," "sexual act," and "sexual contact" will be as defined in accordance with CIPA and other applicable laws/regulations as may be appropriate and implemented pursuant to the college's educational mission. Under certain specified circumstances, the blocking or filtering technology measure(s) may be disabled for adults engaged in bona fide research or other lawful purposes. The power to disable can only be exercised by an administrator, supervisor, or other person authorized by the college. The college shall provide certification, pursuant to the requirements of CIPA, to document the college's adoption and enforcement of its Internet Safety Policy, including the operation and enforcement of technology protection measures (i.e., blocking/filtering of access to certain material on the Internet) for all college computers with Internet access. Access to Inappropriate Content/Material and Use of Personal Technology or Electronic Devices Despite the existence of college policy, regulations and guidelines, it is virtually impossible to completely prevent access to content or material that may be considered inappropriate for students. Students may have the ability to access such content or material from their home, other locations off school premises and/or with a student's own personal technology or electronic device on school grounds or at school events. The college is not responsible for inappropriate content or material accessed via a student's own personal technology or electronic device or via an unfiltered Internet connection received through a student's own personal technology or electronic device. Notification/Authorization The college has provided reasonable vetting through the college’s governance system to address the proposed Internet Safety/Internet Content Filtering Policy prior to formal adoption. Additional public notice and a hearing or meeting is not necessary when amendments are made to the Internet Safety Policy in the future. The college's Internet Safety/Internet Content Filtering Policy must be made available to the FCC upon request. Furthermore, appropriate actions will be taken to ensure the ready availability to the public of this policy as well as any other college policies relating to the use of technology.
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