The district complies with:
The Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998
Resources on Privacy Protection:
Students Adults Teachers More Resources
The Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA), a federal law enacted by Congress in December 2000 to address concerns about access to offensive content over the Internet on school and library computers.
CIPA: No filtering system or software can guarantee 100% blocking of inappropriate Internet sites. However, these are the steps the Grosse Pointe Public School System has taken:
Web Wise Kids printable resources (PDF documents)
Chat Rooms and Other Internet Risks
NetSafe Kids - A Guide for Parents-protecting Children from pornography and sexual predators on the Internet.
Filtering and Blocking Links and Tools
If you're still actually using AOL: AOL Parental Controls;How to Set AOL Controls, Including the Blocking of IMs
CyberPatrol: Records where kids are going online, when they are there, and how long they stay. Chats and games can be blocked.
Specter Pro Monitoring Software (Keylogging software that records e-mails, instant messages, and site activity, then reports back to parents.)
Tools for Families: There are many tools available that parents can employ to guide their children to safe and rewarding online experiences. This site includes some tips for choosing the tool or tools that are right for your family.
Lesson Plans and Materials on Internet Safety
Safety Activities, Guides and Tips
CyberAngels:Our mission is to function as a "virtual 411" safety destination, and to address the concerns of parents, the needs of children, on-line abuse and cyber crime, while supporting the right of free speech.
CyberTipline (National Center for Missing & Exploited Children): Resources to help teens protect themselves online and information for parents and guardians.
4SafetyToday:features tutorials, safety guides, and information about Internet crimes
Get NetWise: Find out how to identify online trouble and who to contact for help. This site is organized into four sections:
Learn about the risks kids face online, Search or browse for Internet safety products, browse great sites families can visit together, and Learn how to identify online trouble and get law enforcement contact information.
Net Cetera, from the FTC and the FCC (onguardonline.gov)
In Net Cetera: Chatting With Kids About Being Online, OnGuard
Online gives adults practical tips to help kids navigate the online
Stopping Unwanted E-mail and Spam Learn how to prevent unwanted email from flooding your inbox and how to report the spammers.
Protecting Your Computer From Hackers and Viruses Learn about the risks that hackers and viruses pose to your computer files and software. Take steps to prevent viruses from infecting your software and to keep hackers from compromising your computer.
Keeping Your Personal Info Private Learn about tools and techniques to better control how much personal information you share with online stores, Web sites, e-mailers and other people who may use your computer
SafeTeens: Advice for teens and parents about using the Internet safely.
Social Networking Sites: Safety Tips for Tweens and Teens: Social networking safety tips from the Federal Trade Commission.
Stop Cyberbullying: Find out what cyberbullying is, why it happens, and how to prevent it from happening.
Wired Safety.org: WiredSafety provides help, information and education to Internet and mobile device users of all ages. We also help parents with issues, such as MySpace and cyberbullying.
Web Safety Activities