Student Internet Safety

  • The pages listed below state the privacy policy of Naperville Community Unit School District 203 (“District 203”) regarding the privacy rights of the visitors and users of the District 203 web sites (herein collectively referred to as the “Site”). We respect your concern over your right to privacy and for a secure online experience.

    By accessing www.naperville203.org and its affiliated websites, you are accepting the practices described in this Privacy Policy.
     
  • About Children and Internet Safety

     
    District 203 is concerned about the safety of children when they use the Internet. Pursuant to the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) of 2001, District 203 will never knowingly request personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13 without prior verifiable parental consent. CIPA mandates that filtering is in place to block offensive content on school and library computers, including obscene pictures, pornographic images and content harmful to minors.

    District 203 follows the guidelines of Illinois Public Act 095-0869 regarding Internet Safety Curriculum. This law states that: “Beginning with the 2009-2010 school year, a school district must incorporate into the school curriculum a component on Internet safety to be taught at least once each school year to students in grade 3 or above.”

    The following areas are covered:
    1. Safe and responsible use of social networking websites, chat rooms, electronic mail, bulletin boards, instant messaging, and other means of communication on the Internet.
    2. Recognizing, avoiding, and reporting online solicitations of students, their classmates, and their friends by sexual predators.
    3. Risks of transmitting personal information on the Internet.
    4. Recognizing and avoiding unsolicited or deceptive communications received online.
    5. Recognizing and reporting online harassment and cyber-bullying.
    6. Reporting illegal activities and communications on the Internet.
    7. Copyright laws on written materials, photographs, music, and video.
  • Videotaping and Photographing of Students

     

    During the course of the school year, your children will be involved in many school activities that may be captured on video or photographed for sharing and/or placement on the school or District web pages.

    Videotaping and photographing of students in special education settings for non-educational purposes will be authorized only with parental consent. Outside of special education settings, students may be videotaped or photographed by parents, observers, school employees, students and news media personnel from time to time while participating in school activities.

    If you desire that your student not be videotaped or photographed in these circumstances, outside of special education settings, please contact the principal to discuss reasonable restrictions. Denial of Permission forms (Denial of Permission Spanish Form) requesting that students' images and/or work not be reproduced in the media are to be sent to the school principal.