Responsible, Safe Internet Use
AACPS blocks all access from school computers to
known blogs, weblogs and other online diary sites. Additional sites are blocked as they are discovered.
AACPS has no control over the content that is posted on public web blogs. We encourage the reporting of
inappropriate content to the site owners. Most
Web blogs have a designated area for reporting content issues.
Cyberspace can be an
extremely resourceful and valuable educational tool, however, just as there are risks in
everyday activities and interactions, dangers and risks are present on the
internet. While the “faceless” nature of online communications makes it
easier and more convenient to communicate with others, it also affords the same ease to
those wishing to exploit, slander, or obtain access to private information.
AACPS encourages parents and teachers to be aware
and educate themselves regarding the online activity of
organizations exist who are dedicated to internet safety, etiquette, parent/teacher awareness,
empowering children and teens to make safe and responsible decisions online.
A few are listed here; we encourage you to do your own research for
non-profit foundation dedicated to protecting the online experiences of youth
– Online Safety and security for kids, parents, teachers
- Advice and information about Internet safety for parents and teachers
The Promise and
Perils of blogging
– A short, comprehensive article on online diaries and Web Blogs
– Internet Security
Center for Safe and Responsible Internet Use –
Effective strategies to assist young people
– Making informed decisions about internet use
– Keeping kids and teens safer on the internet
Internet Content Rating Association - International, non-profit organization of
internet leaders working to develop a safer internet
Anne Arundel County Public Schools
2644 Riva Road,
Annapolis Md. 21401