Code No.: 605.4
INTERNET SAFETY POLICY
It is the policy of the Anamosa Community School District to: (a) prevent user access over its computer
network to, or transmission of, inappropriate material via Internet, electronic mail, or other forms of direct
electronic communications; (b) prevent unauthorized access and other unlawful online activity; (c) prevent
unauthorized online disclosure, use, or dissemination of personal identification information of minors; and
(d) comply with the Children’s Internet Protection Act (Pub. L. No. 106-554 and 47 USC 254 (h)).
Key terms are as defined in the Children’s Internet Protection Act.*
Access to Inappropriate Material
To the extent practicable, technology protection measures shall be used to block Internet, or other forms of
electronic communications, access to inappropriate information.
Specifically, as required by the Children’s Internet Protection Act, blocking shall be applied to visual
depiction of material deemed obscene or child pornography, or to any material deemed harmful to minors.
Subject to staff supervision, technology protection measures may be disabled or, in the case of minors,
minimized only for bona fide research or other lawful purposes.
Inappropriate Network Usage
To the extent practicable, steps shall be taken to promote the safety and security of users of the Anamosa
Community School District online computer network when using electronic mail, chat rooms, instant
messaging, and other forms of direct electronic communications.
Specifically, as required by the Children’s Internet Protection Act, prevention of inappropriate network usage
includes: (a) unauthorized access, including so-called ‘hacking’, and other unlawful activities; and (b)
unauthorized disclosure, use, and dissemination of personal identification information regarding minors.
Education, Supervision and Monitoring
It shall be the responsibility of all members of the Anamosa Community School District staff to educate,
supervise and monitor appropriate usage of the online computer network and access to the Internet in
accordance with this policy, the Children’s Internet Protection Act, the Neighborhood Children’s Internet
Protection Act, and the Protecting Children in the 21st Century Act.
Procedures for the disabling or otherwise modifying any technology protection measures shall be the
responsibility of Technology Director or designated representatives.
The teaching staff will provide age-appropriate training for students who use the Anamosa Community
School District Internet facilities. The training provided will be designed to promote the Anamosa
Community School Districts commitment to:
a. The standards and acceptable use of Internet services as set forth in the
Anamosa Community School District Internet Safety Policy;
b. Student safety with regard to:
i. safety on the Internet;
ii. appropriate behavior while on online, on social networking Web sites, and in chat rooms;
iii. cyberbullying awareness and response.
c. Compliance with the E-rate requirements of the Children’s Internet Protection Act
Following receipt of this training, the student will acknowledge that he/she received the training, understood
it, and will follow the provisions of the District’s acceptable use policies.
CIPA definitions of terms:
MINOR. The term “minor” means any individual who has not attained the age of 17 years.
TECHNOLOGY PROTECTION MEASURE. The term “technology protection measure” means a
specific technology that blocks or filters Internet access to visual depictions that are:
1. OBSCENE, as that term is defined in section 1460 of title 18, United States Code;
2. CHILD PORNOGRAPHY, as that term is defined in section 2256 of title 18, United States
3. Harmful to minors.
HARMFUL TO MINORS. The term “harmful to minors” means any picture, image, graphic image file,
or other visual depiction that:
1. Taken as a whole and with respect to minors, appeals to a prurient interest in nudity, sex, or
2. Depicts, describes, or represents, in a patently offensive way with respect to what is suitable for
minors, an actual or simulated sexual act or sexual contact, actual or simulated normal or
perverted sexual acts, or a lewd exhibition of the genitals; and
3. Taken as a whole, lacks serious literary, artistic, political, or scientific value as to minors.
SEXUAL ACT; SEXUAL CONTACT. The terms “sexual act” and “sexual contact” have the meanings
given such terms in section 2246 of title 18, United States Code.
This Internet Safety Policy was revised and adopted by the Anamosa Community Schools Board
of Education at a public meeting, following normal public notice, on March 2, 2015.
Code No.: 605.4