the Safe and Responsible use of the Internet : A Children's Internet Protection
Act Planning Guide
made the difficult decision to remove Supporting the Safe and Responsible
Use of the Internet: A Children's Internet Protection Act Planning Guide
from the public web site.
was made for financial reasons. I worked for many months on the creation
of these materials, supporting these efforts with personal savings.
I am not on salary at the University of Oregon, nor did I have any grant
funding for this project or any of the other activities of the program
I have been trying to establish.
with the development of this guide with the hope that my investment
of time and expertise would be adequately compensated by voluntary payment
from those districts that found my materials to be of help in their
planning process. It was my further hope that these payments would allow
me to make the materials available generally for anyone with an interest
and to engage in further research and development efforts. The last
time I tried this approach, it worked. This time, the approach did not
work. I have no idea why.
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Depending on your position and purpose, such access may be free or a
payment may be requested. The payment will still be voluntary, based
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of contents will continue to be provided, as will several selected chapters.
A new document has also been posted. The CIPA Compliance and MORE Check
list: Developing a Comprehensive District Strategy to Address the Safe
and Responsible Use of the Internet by Students will provide districts
with a resource that they can use to do an internal assessment of their
efforts to address these issues.
CIPA Compliance and MORE Check list: Developing a Comprehensive District
Safe and Responsible Use of the Internet: A Children's Internet Protection Act
The Planning Guide
Guide addresses the wide range of issues that districts will have to consider
compliance with CIPA. The primary focus on the Guide is on the substantive issues
related to the development of a comprehensive plan to address concerns regarding
the safe and responsible use of the Internet by young people. The Guide also
presents positive strategies to address concerns related to the use of Technology
Protection Measures, most specifically the concern of the prevention of access
to appropriate material.
The Guide includes
templates for a district Policy, district regulations, a Student Internet Use
Policy, a Student/Parent Agreement, and a text-version of the Internet Safe
and Responsible Use Plan in format that can be provided to the community. Educators
may modify any of the templates provided to serve the local community.
Table of Contents
1. Children's Internet Protection Act and
this Planning Guide
2. Philosophy and Approach
3. Essential Strategy
4. Educational Purpose and Use
5. A Matter for Local Communities to Decide
6. District Liability
7. Public Records
9. Students' Rights of Access to Information
10. Academic Freedom
11. Student Speech
14. Technology Protection Measure
15. The Over-blocking Concern
16. Inappropriate Material
17. Safety and Security When Using Electronic Communication
18. Unauthorized Access and Other Unlawful Activities
19. Disclosure of Personal Information
20. The CIPA Planning and Public Input Process
21. Internet Safe and Responsible Use Plan
22. District Internet Safe and Responsible Use Policy
23. District Internet Safe and Responsible Use Regulations
24. Student Internet Use Policy
25. Student Internet Use Agreement
26. Author's Bio
27. Information about Computer Ethics, Etiquette,
and Safety for the 21st Century Student, published by the International
Society for Technology in Education