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Child Internet Protection Act (CIPA)

Child Internet Protection Act (CIPA)

Capistrano Unified School District’s schools are required by CIPA to have technology measures and policies in place which protect students from harmful materials including obscene and pornographic. This means that student Internet access is filtered. To the extent possible, web sites containing harmful or inappropriate images will be blocked.


Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA)

Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA)

COPPA applies to commercial companies and limits their ability to collect personal information from children under 13. By default, Google advertising is turned off for Apps for Education users. No personal student information is collected for commercial purposes. Parents have the option to sign an opt out form. The school may only use student information for education purposes.


Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)


FERPA protects the privacy of student education records and gives parents or legal guardians’ rights to review student records. Under FERPA, schools have the right to disclose directory information (name, phone, address, grade level, etc...) but parents may request the school not disclose this information.  

Accordingly Capistrano Unified School District commits:

  • Not to publish confidential education records (grades, student ID #, etc...) for public viewing on the Internet
  • To adhere to the Parent/Guardian Media Consent form and to appropriately limit public access to student work and/or photographs
  • To provide CUSD parents or legal guardians with the ability and right to investigate the contents of their student’s account and Google Apps for Education files.


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