Online Safety - Digital Citizenship Resources
As part of the educational process of Southeast Education Service Center (SESC), we understand how crucial the internet is to the everyday lives of those individuals or groups we serve and recognize the seemingly infinite resources for teaching and learning the internet provides.
We also understand that there are those places on the internet that can be harmful and as a result we know that we must educate all, including K-12 students who use an Internet connection or service provided by the Southeast Education Service Center on the best practices for internet safety and literacy. UEN Resources
On May 17, 2012 - SESC in a regularly scheduled public board meeting adopted an Internet Safety Policy to be amended to the SESC's existing Acceptable Use Policy for Technology. This allows SESC to comply with the Children's Internet Protection Act (also known as CIPA) - click here to learn more about CIPA
SESC Filtering History
The regional technology specialist at SESC is a member of the UETN statewide filtering committee. This committee meets and discusses all the filtering needs for K-12 Administrators, Teachers, Students, and Support Staff. SESC subscribes to the Utah Education and Telehealth Network (UETN) WAN, WiFi, Security and Content Filtering Engineering Study & Road Map Observations, Opinions and Recommendations based on SB 222 (Pages 31-42) No filtering solution can be 100% effective, but this committee is making every effort to insure technology safety.
At the Internet Safety Policy adoption date SESC participating in the UETN statewide online filtering contract purchased an on premise in-line filtering appliance located in its established data center. Also at this time the the staff of SESC was trained and educated on the why and how the web filter is used. The in-line appliance filtered all networkwork traffic located at the SESC Office.
Appliance: iBoss Model
This appliance was later traded in for an upgraded more efficient model September 2016.
Appliance: iBoss Model 14600 - purchased from Proactive Networks PO 170953, CK#20372 Cost of $665.00
Because mobility allowed for devices to be taken off premise it became necessary to look at improved solutions to stay in compliance in monitoring and filtering these mobile devices.
In September 2020 the ability to incorporate a cloud filtering solution was made available by UETN. SESC did not have to make a purchase at this time as UETN purchased the licenses for the entire state. SESC started using a hybrid model of in-line appliance with a cloud solution to help with the mobile devices now being purchased and used.
April 2021 a new UETN filtering RFP was started (Bid #UU150697042 - Internet Content Filtering - Statewide). The current contract will expire June 30, 2022. In March 2022, three vendors were selected to fulfill the new contract, iBoss, Content Keeper, and Netsweeper. SESC in April 2022 selected vendor iBoss. No cost to SESC as UETN will be purchasing the licensing.