As an educational facility serving K-12 students, Carmel Clay Schools provides safe access to Web 2.0 resources for our students and staff, while complying with the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) and the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). We use Palo Alto filtering solution to provide a safe and education-focused content filter for desktop and mobile devices. This tool provides a nationally recognized, comprehensive education-specific database and granularly customizable policies, that filter based upon a variety of categories including adult material, sexually explicit material, and security and phishing frauds, in addition to illegal or questionable material without over blocking. The list is updated directly from Palo Alto. Carmel Clay Schools is also able to add sites to be blocked, when they are found to be inappropriate.
As new websites are constantly being developed, Carmel Clay Schools has a process in place which allows staff members to request sites to be added to the restricted list. Our nightly update along with continual evaluation of sites allow us to provide a safe online learning environment for our users.