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Internet Safety

Internet Safety
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What is the Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA)?
Statement of CIPA Compliance for Coldspring-Oakhurst Consolidated ISD
What is the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA)?
Internet Safety Resources
The Internet allows our students the ability to access a vast amount of information and resources online.  Much of the information and resources available via the Internet has positive educational value, but definitely not all. Coldspring-Oakhurst Consolidated ISD has special software and hardware in place that will restrict access to undesirable adult material and topics.
It is not possible, however, to completely block all objectionable sites. As parents and teachers, we must teach students to be responsible consumers of information and responsible users of the district's technology equipment. The resources in this section will help you maximize the benefits of the Internet and related technologies for your child's education and minimize the risks that your child could encounter online. Internet Safety
What is the Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA)?
The Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA) is legislation that was passed by Congress in 2001. It defines harmful and inappropriate use of Internet resources by students and provides minimum guidelines for schools to follow in protecting students while they are online.
Statement of CIPA Compliance for Coldspring-Oakhurst CISD
CIPA compliance was certified by the district on 03/29/2016. The Board of Trustees for Coldspring-Oakhurst Consolidated ISD held a public hearing regarding the district's Internet Safety Policy and CIPA Compliance during the regular board meeting on 03/28/2016. The hearing was publicized in accordance to district policies and is reflected in the minutes.
A record of this public hearing is included in the approved minutes for the COCISD Board of Trustees for the March 28, 2016 Meeting and can be found on BoardBook.
What is the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA)?
The Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) is legislation that was passed by Congress in 1998.  It imposes certain requirements on operators of websites or online services directed to children under 13 years of age, and on operators of other websites or online services that have actual knowledge that the are collecting personal information online from a child under 13 years of age.
Internet Safety Resources
One of the most common items we are asked by parents and the community is what resources are available that they can use to learn more about Internet Safety and help our students be safe online.  
COCISD is proud to share the following list of Internet Safety resources with all of our stakeholders.
Resources for Parents
Connect Safely Parent Guides -
Family Online Safety Institute -
Parent Resources @ -
Resources for Students
ChildNet International -
NetSmartz Teens -
Resources for Educators