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From the ECS State Policy Database
Technology--Internet Safety


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This database is made possible by your state's fiscal support of the Education Commission of the States (ECS). Most entries are legislative, although rules/regulations and executive orders that make substantive changes are included. Every effort is made to collect the latest available version of policies; in some instances, recent changes might not be reflected. For expediency purposes minimal attention has been paid to style (capitalization, punctuation) and format.

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State Status/Date Level Summary
RISigned into law 07/2014P-12Social Media Privacy Policy for Students and Employees)
H.B. 7124, S.B. 2095
Establishes a social media privacy policy for students and employees. Defines social media, prohibits requiring passwords to be disclosed or contacts to be shared. In addition, the act would limit the use of student data and information obtained by certain clo...

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LASigned into law 06/2014P-12Statewide Educational Technology Plan
S.B. 622
Directs the department to develop and implement a statewide educational technology plan. Requires the plan to include certain components related to infrastructure (including broadband access and bandwidth), short-term and long-term goals and standards for scho...

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IDSigned into law 04/2014P-12Schools, wireless technology
S.B. 1410
Establishes criteria that districts must meet to be eligible to receive state funds for wireless technology infrastructure serving grades 9-12. The citeria includes:
(1) Functionality - Requires that the wireless must ensure coverage such that there is suffic...

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COSigned into law 04/2013P-12Internet Safety
H.B. 1219 - Internet Safety
Extends deadline for districts to adopt Internet safety policies for minors to December 31, 2013 (was 12/31/12). Repeals provision requiring such policies to include "technology protection measure" (i.e., blocking and filtering devices) for each Internet-acces...

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UTSigned into law 03/2013P-12Parent Seminar on Youth Protection
H.B. 298
Directs a district to offer a parent seminar each year, using either a locally-developed curriculum or a curriculum developed by the state board, that includes information on substance abuse; bullying; mental health, depression, and suicide awareness; and Inte...

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LASigned into law 06/2012P-12Electronic Communication between School Employees and Students
H.B. 705
Addresses the reporting of certain electronic communication between employees at public elementary or secondary schools and a student enrolled at that school. Addresses the manner, frequency and other guidelines of reporting certain electronic communications. ...

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LASigned into law 05/2012P-12Internet and Cell Phone Safety Instruction
H.B. 236
Requires school boards to provide age and grade appropriate classroom instruction for educating children regarding child Internet and cell phone safety. Describes content of instruction;
guidelines and teaching materials for such instruction; and liability li...

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WVAdopted 03/2012P-12Safety and Acceptable Use of the Internet by Students and Educators
WV ADC s 126-41-1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13
Addresses safety and acceptable use of the internet by students and educators. Changes policy name and replaces repealed policies to (1) include the new federal regulations regarding issues of child safety and acceptable use of the internet; (2) be in complian...

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NYSigned into law 09/2008P-12Internet Safety and Cyber-Bullying
S.B. 7051
Requires the commissioner of education to develop resources and technical assistance for schools to provide to students in grades 3-12 and their parents concerning safe and responsible use of the Internet. Requires the resources to include information regardin...

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GASigned into law 05/2008P-12Internet Safety
S.B. 474
Directs the department of education to develop a model program for educating students about safety while using the Internet, taking into consideration educational
materials developed by other states and any other materials suggested by experts that promote chi...

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TXSigned into law 06/2007P-12Internet Safety and Use
H.B. 3171
Requires the Texas Education Agency to adopt a universal Internet safety and use curriculum so that students may be made aware of the dangers of the Internet. The guide should specifically include information regarding the danger of giving personal informatio...

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CAVetoed 08/2006P-12Internet Safety Curriculum
S.B. 1740
Requires the State Department of Education to develop and maintain Internet safety curriculum for use by local educational agencies. Requires the guidelines to include, but not be limited to, specified subjects. Requires the department to distribute the guidel...

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TNSigned into law 06/2006Postsec.Peer-to-Peer File-Sharing Risks
S.J.R. 1020
Requests administrators of state-sponsored or state- owned networks, including administrators of public colleges and universities, to explore the availability of network technology, legitimate online services, and other solutions to address the risks and detri...

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GASigned into law 04/2006P-12
Postsec.
Acceptable Use Policies and Blocking Programs
H.B. 1055
Requires every local board, by January 1, 2007, to adopt an acceptable-use policy for its school system. At a minimum, an acceptable-use policy must contain provisions designed to:
(1) Prevent students and employees of the school system from using any computer...

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CAVetoed 10/2005P-12Internet Safety
S.B. 338
School curricula: Internet safety. This bill would authorize the State Department of Education, in cooperation with industry, and nonprofit organizations involved with Internet safety, to identify existing Internet safety programs and make that information ava...

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ORSigned into law 07/2005P-12Cyber Awareness, Responsibility and Ethics (CARE)
H.B. 2339
Authorizes the City of Hillsboro to establish for the 2005-2006 and 2006-2007 school years the pilot program of Cyber Awareness, Responsibility and Ethics (CARE). If the City of Hillsboro establishes the pilot program:
(a) The goal of the pilot program is to h...

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UTSigned into law 03/2005P-12Internet Crimes Against Children
H.B. 132
Describes the state attorney general's participation in multijurisdictional and multidisciplinary work to prevent and prosecute Internet sexual crimes against children; authorizes the attorney general to provide Internet educational programs to parents, educat...

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ARSigned into law 04/2003P-12Public School Library
H.B. 2791
Creates the Public School Library Media and Technology Act; defines the position of library media specialist; requires library media centers to have written policies to establish guidelines for the selection, removal, and retention of materials; requires the s...

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ARSigned into law 04/2003Postsec.Electronic Communication Privacy Policies
H.B. 2496
Requires that institutions of higher education adopt electronic communication privacy policies. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2003/public/HB2496.pdf...

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AZSigned into law 04/2003Postsec.Internet Pornography
H.B. 2498
Prohibits Internet access to pornography for state employees; includes all offices, agencies, departments, boards, councils, commissions, junior colleges, state universities and courts....

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MIPublic Act No. 03/2002P-12Use of Technology to Disrupt Education Operations
S.B. 942
Provides penalties for the use of the Internet or other electronic or telecommunication system or device to disrupt the functions of public safety, education, commercial or government operations....

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SCSigned into law 10/2000P-12Internet Blocks
H.B. 4426
Requires the governing boards of certain libraries including public school or higher education institution libraries that have computers which can access the Internet and are available for use by the public or students, or both, to develop use policies therefo...

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MNSigned by governor 05/2000P-12Filtering Technology on School Computers
H.B. 3800
All computers at a school site with access to the Internet available for student use must be equipped to restrict, including by use of available software filtering technology or other effective methods, all student access to material that is reasonably believe...

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