School Issued Device Program
CCPS believes technology provides students with easy to access information, personalized learning, and opportunities to practice skills. It enables students to explore new subjects, deepen their understanding of difficult concepts, and gain 21st-century technical skills necessary for future careers. CCPS will continue to support technology-enhanced classrooms for all teachers and students through our school issued device program. The program details outlined below can also be found in the Code of Student Conduct.
Keeping Students Safe Online
The internet is used to enhance learning and to provide students the use of resources from all over the world. CCPS tries to prevent students from being exposed to objectionable or offensive materials. Staff do their best to guide and monitor student use of the internet, but staff cannot be held liable if a student accidentally or willfully accesses objectionable material. All students who plan to take advantage of Internet connections at school must sign, together with their parents, the back page of the Code of Student Conduct. Any student not returning a signed form will not be allowed to access the Internet at school.
7 Internet Safety Tips for Everyone
- Don't Give Out Personal Information.
Avoid online phishing attempts by keeping your personal information private. Don't give out your phone number, social security information, or banking info to someone you don't know.
- Create Complex Passwords.
Create passwords with a combination of letters, numbers, and symbols. Consider using password managers to create and keep track of your passwords.
- Check Website Reliability.
Before purchasing anything on a website ensure that it's safe. You can do this by checking if it has a small lock icon or "https" before the URL. The "s" in "https" stands for "secure" and the lock means it's confirmed as a safe site by your browser.
- Avoid Suspicious Online Links.
Be careful of websites or emails containing suspicious links. Some websites may use quizzes, freebies, or salacious stories to get you to click on them and then steal your personal information.
- Keep Your Computer Updated.
Computer developers release updates to keep products safe. Keep your device software up to date so it is not vulnerable to malware.
- Monitor App Permissions.
Learn the privacy settings for any device, app or service you use. Some apps will ask for permission to access photos and other personal information. Stay informed so you aren't sharing anything you don't want to.
- Be Cautious with Public Wi-Fi.
Be careful when you use public Wi-Fi. When accessing public networks, anyone can use unsecured networks to distribute malware and access private information.