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VISD trustees talk cyber safety

Vernon Independent School District trustees held a public hearing on the district’s internet safety policy, as part of their July board meeting.
Superintendent Jeff Byrd said that with giving students Chromebooks, the district will use Cisco Meraki and GoGuardian to educate and protect students.
Meraki offers a complete
cloud-managed wireless network that’s built to simplify the device-centric networks. Each instructor can develop lessons online, and students can follow this curriculum on their Chromebook.
GoGuardian allows teachers to see in real-time what students are doing online and allows for off-campus web content
filtering to prevent students from accessing objectionable content, and automated alerts report a search for questionable content. Cloud-based security tools will filter web content, protect data and ensure students are safe.
Every student will also be taught digital citizenship at the campus level. Topics include chat rooms, social media and cyber-bullying.

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