Content Filtering

Ironton City School District utilizes Securly® for Internet content filtering that is CIPA compliant.  Ironton City Schools filters and logs all internet traffic generated from school owned devices both onsite and off-premise.

Typically, blocked content will result in a message like the one below appearing in the browser window.  Here are some important highlights and takeaways regarding content filter policies:

  • Not every instance of the block page indicates an attempt to access inappropriate materials.  Websites that host viruses or malware are blocked as well as many file storage and distribution sites including peer-to-peer networking services.  The "Details" section of the block page typically indicates the reason for the block.

  • While many instruments are in place to protect against illegal, copyrighted, or harmful content, they should in no way be considered a replacement for a firewall or virus protection.  Adult supervision can be the most effective tool for protecting children against harmful content.

  • Both allowed and blocked traffic is logged and archived for all school-owned devices regardless of whether the devices are at school, connected to a public hot-spot,  or on a home WiFi network.

  • Occasionally, legitimate sites are incorrectly categorized or blocked when they shouldn't be.  Please let a school official know about this and the technology department can whitelist websites after a thorough review.
 Securly Blocked Content Example

 

 

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