South Sanpete School District iPads which are issued for learning is not the same as the device purchased by consumers.
They include additional security and network controls that are controlled by JAMF and a filtering system. These are in place
no matter what WiFi the District issued iPad is on. While some families use content filters of their own on their home networks,
those filters will work in addition to our filters. Even on unsecured networks our filters are still in place.
When a student attempts to access instructional, appropriate content the system works like this:
The iPad makes a request (through, for example, a Web Browser) and that request travels through the network (no matter which network), and reaches the District content filter.
Under the Children's Internet Protection Act (a federal law call CIPA, pronounced SEE-pah), the District must filter three major sets of content:
*Obscenity, as defined by the Supreme court in the Miller V. California
* Pornography, as defined by 18 U.S.C. 2256 and
* Content that is "harmful to minors" or "inappropriate matter", as determined by the local school agency (in this case the South Sanpete School District).
The first two categories are clearly defined by the supreme Court and Federal statute. The latter category is left
to local control, and as such the SSSD may block content that it considers inappropriate, in addition to the materials
that it must block under the CIPA statute.
All of these categories of filtered or "blocked" content are listed in the filter.
When a student attempts to access inappropriate, blocked content, the system works like this:
However, because the content available online shifts constantly and incessantly, the filter needs human input and help. If you feel that any content accessed on the student iPad is inappropriate please
click here to fill out a Google Form that will alert the appropriate personnel.
Content will be reviewed.
The best content filter is Human!