Student Internet Safety Policy (CIPA)


Under the Children’s Internet Protection Act (“CIPA”), schools must adopt technology protection measures and a safety policy addressing the behavior of minors when using the Internet.

Schools accordingly use internet filters to limit access to content deemed obscene, pornographic, violent, dangerous, or otherwise harmful to minors.

Prenda Internet Restrictions

All Prenda students’ Gmail accounts, regardless of grade level, have the following limitations:

  1. A complete prohibition on content that is:
    1. Pornographic;
    2. Drug and or gambling-related;
    3. Violent;
    4. Hate speech;
    5. Dangerous in nature, as determined by Prenda; or
    6. Determined by Prenda to be harmful to minors.
  2. Automatic flag and email alert for gun- and weapon-related language.
  3. YouTube restrictions:
    1. Content set to “strict” to pre-filter mature content;
    2. Comments all hidden
    3. Removed side panel to discourage smart-clicking and navigation to materials unrelated to age-appropriate educational content,
  4. Administrative dashboard flags, email alerts, and auto-blocks for content related to self-harm;
  5. Search engines operate in a safe search mode only.
  6. Social Media and Networking apps: chat/messaging apps and websites, streaming media apps and websites, and game apps and websites are all blocked.
  7. Image search capabilities are limited to approved Creative Commons images for K-5 students.
  8. YouTube thumbnails for K-2 students are not visible.