The Medina County Career Center’s Acceptable Use and Internet Safety policy is disseminated to faculty, staff, parents/guardians, and students to provide notice of the school’s requirements, expectations, and student’s obligations when accessing the internet.

As a receiver of Federal E-Rate monies, Medina County Career Center (MCCC) must by law provide internet content filtering to any and all connections made from our school district network, and from district-owned devices. To comply with federal law, MCCC employs internet content filtering and monitoring. However, no internet content filtering system can be fully effective in preventing access to harmful and inappropriate material. With global access to computers and people, there is a risk that students may access material that may not be considered to be of educational value in the context of the school setting. Users will not use MCCC resources to view or otherwise gain access to potentially objectionable materials. This includes text materials, video, images, or sound files that may be considered objectionable in an educational setting. If students mistakenly access inappropriate information, they should immediately disclose this access to their teacher or other supervising staff member. If a student finds that other users are visiting offensive or harmful sites, they should report such use to their supervising teacher. Vigilance, care, and guidance should always be used when students are using internet resources in the classroom.

Despite the existence of MCCC policy, regulations and guidelines, it is virtually impossible to completely prevent access to content or material that may be considered inappropriate for students. Students may have the ability to access such content or material from their home, other locations off school premises and/or with a student’s own personal technology or electronic device on school grounds or at school events. If faculty, staff, students, or guests is using the school’s “guest” wireless connection, content is filtered. However, users who possess smartphones with a third-party internet connection (i.e. Verizon) have their own connection to the internet, and thus bypass MCCC protection. MCCC is not responsible for inappropriate content or material accessed via a student’s own personal technology or device or via an unfiltered internet connection received through a student’s own personal technology or electronic device.

Online Safety Tips for Parents

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