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Internet Filtering Options

The Internet is an exciting place for learning, sharing, communicating, researching, etc. Appropriate use of the Internet in quality ways is important to the future of our students. At Ada Christian we see the Internet as a part of God's world and a place we can make an impact for Jesus Christ. The Internet is an invaluable tool for teaching and learning. God has made each one of us unique and we understand students are at all different levels of maturity and ability when it comes to Internet use. To that end we have implemented a filtering policy that we hope will support your efforts at home with the use of technology.

The laptops provided to students by ACS will have Internet filtering provided by the school both when the laptop is at school and when it is away from school.  We are also giving parents options of what additional level of filtering they feel is appropriate for their son or daughter. Below is an explanation of the categories.  During school hours, social networks, games, videos, and personal webmail are blocked. The filtering choices below apply to student use outside of school hours.

    
Social Networks including Twitter, Instagram, FaceBook, Vine, Snapchat, etc.

  • Middle School students do not have Social Networking options due to the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA).  

Online Games including Angry Birds, Bubbleshooter, Mindcraft, etc.

  • In this category parents can choose to allow Internet games from 3:30 to 9pm.

Video Sites include Hulu, YouTube, Vimeo, Blip, etc.

  • In this category parents can choose to allow video site access from 3:30pm to 9pm.

 

Please indicate below your preferences for the level of filtering you desire for your child. This is an opt-in filtering policy; your child will have NO access to Games, Video Sites, or Webmail until you have selected your filtering preferences for each child. Please fill out one form for each middle school student you have at Ada Christian and turn it in to the office.  Should you wish to change your student's settings at any time, you may turn in a new form.