Frequently Asked Questions
What does the school do to protect my child online?
The school has systems in place to protect your child while using school devices on campus and when using Chromebooks at home. The school has content and security filtering on our campus network and additional content filtering on all student Chromebooks.
Email is also filtered for content such as PII (personally identifiable information), financial information, phishing emails, and inappropriate keywords. If any of the filtered content is found within an email, the email is rejected or quarantined, and the user notified of the action.
Why does the school filter content?
As a Christian school, Temple makes every effort to provide access to internet content that is both safe and free from inappropriate content. The school must also meet certain obligations as a charter school and one that participates in E-Rate funding.
Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA): Read more at fcc.gov
How does the school filter content?
The school filters content in a couple different ways.
- All devices attached to the school network are filtered through the school's firewall. Websites and content that fall into specific categories or websites and domains which are part of our internal blacklisted are dropped at the firewall and the user is presented with a page notifying them that site is blocked.
- Chromebooks have an additional layer of filtering that is done regardless if the device is on campus or on another network. This filtering is done based on website categories and keywords.
During the school day, devices attached to the student network also are blocked from streaming services such as Netflix, YouTube, Social Media, and Gaming websites.
Filtered Category Examples: Adult and Pornography, Gambling, Dating, Proxys, Nudity, Cheating, etc.
How does the school protect privacy?
Temple values you and your student's privacy and does not review any browsing history or search history unless alerted by our software providers that a malicious website or questionable content was accessed, or an attempt was made to access such content. We rely on these flags from our software providers as indicators to follow-up on potential issues. When necessary a school administrator may contact a parent about questionable content a student may be attempting to access.