Student Internet Safety
About Children and Internet Safety
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:
- Safe and responsible use of social networking websites, chat rooms, electronic mail, bulletin boards, instant messaging, and other means of communication on the Internet.
- Recognizing, avoiding, and reporting online solicitations of students, their classmates, and their friends by sexual predators.
- Risks of transmitting personal information on the Internet.
- Recognizing and avoiding unsolicited or deceptive communications received online.
- Recognizing and reporting online harassment and cyber-bullying.
- Reporting illegal activities and communications on the Internet.
- 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.