Through the district's computer network, students have access to a wealth of databases and educational resources. Bethpage Schools maintains a web filter (Palo Alto) that is designed to block access to inappropriate websites; however, keep in mind that no web filter is 100% effective. Our staff will remain vigilant in monitoring student access to the Internet and inform the Help Desk of potentially inappropriate websites, which we can block. Bethpage Schools believes that the benefits to the students from access to the Internet, in the form of educational resources and opportunities for collaboration exceed the disadvantages. District personnel will continue to provide students with computer and Internet safety lessons to ensure that our students have the tools they need to be safe and successful learners in the 21st Century.
To assist parents/guardians on issues of Internet safety at home, we recommend the following websites: