We understand how important it is for
technology to work and keep kids safe!
- Technology is a wonderful tool when coupled with a good plan that allows teachers to teach and children to learn.
- We have worked with private and charter schools for 25 years and understand the needs to both educate and keeps kids safe online.
- Our reputation with schools in the area is we are precise, neat and thorough.
- We take the best parts of running corporate IT and integrate it with the unique challenges schools face.
Technology Should Meet Three Goals in School
Ease of Use
Technology should enhance learning, not the reverse. We have worked with schools for over 25 years and know how to keep things working.
Ease of Management
School staff and faculty have too many other things to deal with day to day. Technology should provide benefits, not more work.
Let Tech Authority help. We can provide pricing, rotation plans and other ways for schools to better leverage their technology dollars.
Our Student Safety Partner
Is Your School Compliant?
The FCC has published the following in regards to child safety on the Internet.
Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA)
The Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) was enacted by Congress in 2000 to address concerns about children’s access to obscene or harmful content over the Internet. CIPA imposes certain requirements on schools or libraries that receive discounts for Internet access or internal connections through the E-rate program – a program that makes certain communications services and products more affordable for eligible schools and libraries. In early 2001, the FCC issued rules implementing CIPA and provided updates to those rules in 2011.
What CIPA requires
Schools and libraries subject to CIPA may not receive the discounts offered by the E-rate program unless they certify that they have an Internet safety policy that includes technology protection measures. The protection measures must block or filter Internet access to pictures that are: (a) obscene; (b) child pornography; or (c) harmful to minors (for computers that are accessed by minors). Before adopting this Internet safety policy, schools and libraries must provide reasonable notice and hold at least one public hearing or meeting to address the proposal.
Schools subject to CIPA have two additional certification requirements: 1) their Internet safety policies must include monitoring the online activities of minors; and 2) as required by the Protecting Children in the 21st Century Act, they must provide for educating minors about appropriate online behavior, including interacting with other individuals on social networking websites and in chat rooms, and cyberbullying awareness and response.
Schools and libraries subject to CIPA are required to adopt and implement an Internet safety policy addressing:
- Access by minors to inappropriate matter on the Internet;
- The safety and security of minors when using electronic mail, chat rooms and other forms ofdirect electronic communications;
- Unauthorized access, including so-called “hacking,” and other unlawful activities by minorsonline;
- Unauthorized disclosure, use, and dissemination of personal information regarding minors; and
- Measures restricting minors’ access to materials harmful to them.
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It takes a lot to impress me as I have seen a lot of changes in technology over the last quarter century. Most web filters were either tedious to manage or didn’t do the job. Everyone I tested always missed one key part; they could never protect kids from inappropriate image searches. Securly’s filter has done what the others said they couldn’t; it blocks image searches correctly! I ran it through the paces and I did not see inappropriate images from a simple web search. This convinced me to work with them and why I am passionate about their product.
I am more than happy to schedule time to talk if you have questions. Securly does more than just filter, it is a full student safety suite.