Online Safety in Ozark City Schools

  • The District will abide by any law, statutory, regulatory, or contractual obligations affecting its informational systems. The following laws, rules, and standards, among others, inform the District’s data governance policy and procedures:

    CIPA: Congress enacted the Children’s Internet Protection Act in 2000 to address concerns about children’s access to obscene or harmful content over the Internet. CIPA imposes certain requirements on schools or libraries that receive discounts for Internet access or internal connections through the E-rate program.  Schools subject to CIPA have two additional certification requirements: 1) their Internet safety policies shall include monitoring the online activities of minors; and 2) as required by the Protecting Children in the 21st Century Act, they shall provide for educating minors about appropriate online behavior, including interacting with other individuals on social networking websites and in chat rooms, and cyber bullying awareness and response. For more information, see:  http://www.fcc.gov/guides/childrens-internet-protection-act

     COPPA: The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act regulates operators of commercial websites or online services directed to children under 13 that collect or store information about children.  Parental permission is required to gather certain information, See www.coppa.org for details.