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It is the policy of the Lincoln Lawrence Franklin Regional Library to (a) prevent user access over its computer network to, or transmission of, inappropriate material via Internet, electronic mail or other forms of direct electronic communications; (b) prevent unauthorized access and other unlawful online activity; (c) prevent unauthorized online disclosure, use or dissemination of personal identification information of minors; and (d) comply with the Children’s Internet Protection Act [Pub. L. 106-554 and 47 USC 254(h)].
Key terms are as defined in the Children’s Internet Protection Act.
Access to Inappropriate Material.
To the extent practical, technology protection measures (or “Internet filters”) shall be used to block or filter Internet or other forms of electronic communications access to inappropriate information.
Specifically, as required by the Children’s Internet Protection Act, blocking shall be applied to visual depictions of material deemed obscene or child pornography or to any material deemed harmful to minors.
Subject to staff supervision, technology protection measures may be disabled for adults or, in the case of minors, minimized only for bona fide research or other lawful purposes.
Inappropriate Network Usage.
To the extent practical, steps shall be taken to promote the safety and security of users of the Lincoln Lawrence Franklin Regional Library online computer network when using electronic mail, chat rooms, instant messaging and other forms of direct electronic communications.
Specifically, as required by the Children’s Internet Protection Act, prevention of inappropriate network usage includes: (a) unauthorized access, including so-called “hacking,” and other unlawful activities; and (b) unauthorized disclosure, use and dissemination of personal identification information regarding minors.
Education, Supervision, and Monitoring.
It shall be the responsibility of the Lincoln Lawrence Franklin Regional Library designated staff to educate, supervise and monitor appropriate usage of the online computer network and access to the Internet in accordance with this policy, the Children’s Internet Protection Act, the Neighborhood Children’s Internet Protection Act and the Protecting Children in the 21st Century Act.
Procedures for the disabling or otherwise modifying any technology protection measures shall be the responsibility of designated staff.
This Internet Safety Policy was adopted by the Administrative Board of Trustees of the Lincoln Lawrence Franklin Regional Library following discussion during an open public meeting held on December 8, 2015 and following the posting of a legal public notice on November 24, 2015.