Technology Safety

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Technology has changed the way our children interact with the world. The internet is a wonderful resource for our children, yet it is VERY IMPORTANT that we are aware of what our children see and hear on the internet, who they meet on the internet, and what they share about themselves online.

What is Fayetteville Public Schools doing to keep our children safe?

Layer 1 Filtering

  • FPS uses a CLASSIC state filter. 
  • FPS blocks ALL of the adult category websites.
  • Sites are blocked & filtered at the domain (website) level.

Layer 2 Filtering

  • FPS filters the Google Image Search by forcing safe search.
  • FPS filters Youtube by only allowing teacher approved videos for student viewing.

Examples of sites that are filtered or blocked:

  • Instagram  is blocked
  • Snapchat is blocked
  • Tumblr is blocked
  • Reddit is filtered

Establishing a Filter at Home

  • If a child is on their home internet, they will not be filtered unless they have a home filter. OpenDNS is an example of one home filter.
  • Be aware that cellular devices have the ability to get around any filter.

REMEMBER: It is important to always actively monitor your children no matter what filtering you have in place.

 

Student using a Chromebook at Happy Hollow

What is Digital Literacy?

  • Digital Literacy is the ability to use information and communication technologies to find, evaluate, create, and communicate information, requiring both intellectual and technical skills.
  • At FPS we work with our children to teach them a variety of skills required to find, understand, evaluate, create, and communicate digital information in a wide variety of formats.
  • We also want our children to understand the relationship between technology, life-long learning, personal privacy, and management of online information.

Digital Literacy Resources for Parents & Children