Internet safety is important to all children in the district. Students learn appropriate use of technology in their classes through their use of online tools like Edmodo and Google Drive. Internet safety does not end at school. It is important that all parents discuss safe practices when using the Internet. The following resources are helpful in educating parents about being safe and responsible when using the Internet.
Point and Click
This program is sponsored by the Cable TV industry and the site helps parents manage media coming into the homes of their families, and to ensure its appropriateness for children.
Common Sense Media
This program is dedicated to improving the lives of kids and families by providing the trustworthy information, education, and independent voice they need to thrive in a world of media and technology.
School Web Filtering
EUSD takes filtering of student instructional devices seriously. This involves participation from parents to district administration. At a district level, the filtering system is strong, constantly monitored, and updated accordingly. Teachers and school site staff have a process to inform the IT department to report any issues and are trained to discuss, teach, and monitor responsible use of both the iPads and the internet. At the start of the school year, parents and students review and sign a Responsible Use agreement. In addition to the internet filtering system, the best filters are our teachers and parents.
Many wireless routers feature parental control and filtering options. To check if your current router has these features, review the product manual that came with the router or search the web for your router model to find directions for enabling.
Open DNS is also used by families to filter the internet to all devices in the home. It is a free solution that can be customized for the level of parental controls that are needed for a household.
The district is also implementing a filter through our Mobile Device Management program Meraki that will provide an extra level of filtering for iPads when students are off the school network. This solution will be rolled in February 2015 to all student devices.