It Takes A Village
With the advent of the Internet, social media and 24x7 information access, ensuring our students have the skills to safely and effectively navigate the web in and out of school is a critical component of preparing them for their futures. Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District is committed to working together with parents to provide safe and informed access for our students.
The district is using a web filter solution from iBoss to block websites and content that matches pre-defined content categories. District staff periodically review the web filter logs for violations of the student Acceptable Use Policy.
The iBoss web filter provides Internet filtering on the all devices when used outside of school, regardless of the network being used.
It will also work in combination with a home filtering solution. It is important to recognize that no web filter is capable of blocking all objectionable content all of the time.
Ensuring student's are accessing the Internet responsibly both at school and at home requires a combination of "over the shoulder" monitoring, periodically reviewing student Internet activity and educating students on the appropriate use of the Internet.
Resources for Home
Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District provides wireless Internet access at all campuses across the district. All devices are configured to automatically connect to the wireless network when in range.
County of Los Angeles Public libraries provides free wireless Internet access. More information about how to access free wifi at Norwalk and La Mirada libraries can be found here.
EveryoneOn provides solutions for low cost internet services to homes. Depending on your home location, service providers will vary. More information can be found here.
Information About Screen Time
How much time children spend using technology during the day is a concern for many parents. Recent studies have differentiated between active screen time and passive screen time but everyone agrees that setting expectations for overall screen time for children is important to providing a well rounded learning experience.
Information from around the web