Student conversing via Skype with Doctors, connected via the Human Library

Encinitas Union School District

Internet Safety

​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.

Our Encinitas Union School District parents are actively engaged with advancing a successful, positive, creative school environment for our all students. This page provides some helpful resources connected to our library services and information literacy.

DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP

  • Common Sense Media(Questions) This resource provides multiple areas of support to parents and students including reviews of games, apps, movies, books, etc… and common parent questions about media.
  • Healthy Children (Time) from the American Academy of Pediatrics – This resource assists families to work together to balance their time online. An online tool is provided to support a family discussion about time online.
  • iKeepSafe: BEaPRO – (Balance) This resource is an overview of all the aspects of the session with some additional details.
  • Family Safety Basics – Google tips for For busy parents, here are some quick suggestions for how to help keep your family safe online.
  • Net CeteraThe Net Cetera online toolkit offers free resources to help you teach people in your community about kids’ online safety.
  • Google Safety Center – As a parent or guardian, you know what feels right for your family and how your kids learn best. To help your family navigate through new technologies, gadgets, and services in an ever-changing online world, it helps to get practical advice.

DIGITAL RESOURCES

The following tools are not endorsed by EUSD. The resources are examples of how parents can manage their child’s digital world.

Family Mobile Management Programs

Our Pact OurPact is a simple parental control app that allows parents to limit screen time by blocking internet and app access. (both free and paid subscriptions).

My Mobile Watchdog – Quickly access text messages, contacts, call logs, block apps and websites, locate your child, and much more… (paid subscription only).

Net Nanny Net Nanny’s filter scans and analyses each web site to determine if it is appropriate for your child, based on your unique customization. (paid subscription)

RESEARCHING @ HOME

The DESTINY DISCOVER APP is on all of the student iPads and it is powerful! Here is a 4 minute movie introduction to the use of Destiny Discover (Click Here). For use at home use this link if using a home computer – (Click Here)

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.

Home Filtering
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 has also implementing a filter through our Mobile Device Management program Meraki that provides an extra level of filtering for iPads when students are off the school network.