At Island Creek, children are supervised when accessing the internet and are given specific web destinations which enhance the educational mission. FCPS has filters in place to limit exposure to advertisements and inappropriate material. As part of the Acceptable Use Policy, students agree to refrain from accessing personal accounts and web material unrelated to their learning. In order to best protect your children, we recommend the following steps be taken at home:
Supervise all activity on the internet
Be aware of, and monitor all personal accounts for your children. Keep track of passwords.
Teach your children to refrain from providing personal information and from communicating with unknown persons.
Review FCPS’s Shared Responsibility Program.
A resource for parents concerned about their children using the Internet is the "Parents Guide to the Internet," published by the U.S. Department of Education. It is available on-line at http://www.ed.gov/pubs/parents/internet.