Why is there web filtering?
Web filtering is in place to ensure the safety of the student. No web-filtering product is foolproof or as impactful as a conversation between a student and his or her parent/guardian about Internet Safety and the expectations of behavior while online.
Who is providing the Chromebook web filtering?
Web filtering will be provided by the Barracuda Chromebook Security Extension.
Will Chromebooks have web filtering during the school day?
The regular student web filtering policy will be in place for Chromebooks during school hours and will have the same web filtering policy as all student desktop computers throughout the school district.
Will Chromebooks have web filtering at the end of the school day and on the weekend?
The after school web filtering policy will take place each day beginning at 3:30 p.m. and will end the following day at 7:00 a.m. It will also be in effect on the weekend.
What will be restricted via Chromebook web filtering?
There will be seven categories that will be restricted when students leave campus: Adult Content, Alcohol and Tobacco, Illegal Drugs, Pornography, Nudity, Violence and Terrorism, and Weapons.
Can a Chromebook access Netflix or stream music? What about Facebook and Twitter?
Yes, Chromebooks can stream music, access Netflix, Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites but only after 3:30 p.m. on school days. These types of sites will be available until 7:00 a.m. the following morning. Students will have access to these sites over the weekend.
What if filtering impacts a students ability to learn?
Student safety will always be the number one concern. The Technology Department will work with teachers and building administrators to make sure students are not impacted negatively by filters when researching educational materials.
Who do I contact if I have questions?
You can contact your student's building administrator or send an email to GAFEHelp@mayfieldschools.org
and a member of the Technology Department will do his best to answer your questions.