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    Learning with technology, whether with a math app, a video how-to, or a wiki, opens up a new world of discovery for kids. And as they access information in novel ways, kids are preparing for life in a new interconnected, global world. 
     
    With the proliferation of devices comes concerns regarding cyberbullying, screentime, digital citizenship, media literacy, and exposure to inappropriate content. For parents, keeping up it all can be a daunting challenge.
     
    The resources below provide answers to some of these questions:
    • What can parents do to help kids use these devices responsibly? 
    • When online, how can parents make sure their children are safe? 
    • What can parents do prevent the sharing of personally identifiable information? 
    • How can I teach my children to build a positive digital footprint?  

    Participate in our Parenting in the Digital Age course delivered through the Canvas.  This self-paced course is available throughout the year.  
      
    Raising Digital Citizens - This is a collection of resources intended to support and encourage the responsible use of digital tools.
     
    For additional information, check out some of the valuable resources below. 

    G Suite Monitoring with Bark for Schools

    Noblesville Schools has partnered with Bark for Schools for intelligent monitoring of our students’ Google Apps accounts.

    Bark for Schools uses industry-leading, machine-learning algorithms to continually monitor our students’ Gmail messages, Gchat conversations, and Google Drive documents.

    When problems are detected, Bark will notify the specific people who need to know – administrators, counselors, etc. – via email and/or text message.

    Bark also has a solution for parents interested in keeping kids safe online. Bark for parents proactively monitors text messages, emails, and 24 different social networks for potential safety concerns, so busy parents can save time and gain peace of mind. Click here to learn more


    Student Access to YouTube
     
    We support the use of YouTube on student devices and monitor usage through LightSpeed SmartPlay. Students in grades K-8 have limited access and may only view teacher approved videos. Students in grades 9-12 have expanded access and usage is monitored at school through safe search queries and Apple Classroom. For students in grades 9-12, our preventative measures are less effective outside of our network and require increased parent supervision of student use.
     
    Read reviews of YouTube's most popular channels for kids, and learn more about the video service, including ways to make it safer, what to do if your kid wants their own YouTube channel, and how to find quality content.

     
    Children's Internet Protection Act
     
    As recipients of federal funds allocated through the eRate program, Noblesville Schools is in compliance with the Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA).
     
    The Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA) was enacted by Congress in 2000 to address concerns about children's access to obscene or harmful content over the Internet.
     

    If you would like to learn more about our compliance with this law including our:

    • Internet safety policy
    • Technology protection measures
    • Internet filters
    • Monitoring of the online activities of minors
    • Education of minors about appropriate online behavior
    • Education about cyberbullying awareness and response

    Please contact Andrew Swickheimer or call us at 317.773.3171

    Click here to learn more about the Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA).

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