The changing face of the technology-rich environment and the openness of communications delivery systems will increasingly, and unfortunately, continue to include many new risks for users related to their information, applications and equipment. Technology managers must continuously assess these threats, such as hackers, viruses, spam, and various forms of malware, and then provide security measures that may prevent and/or address the impact of attacks on both technology resources and their users. Technology users must be active participants in the protection of the resources they use with the guidance and support of technology managers.
Caution also must be taken, with heightened awareness, concerning Cyber safety and the potential for risks users often take while interacting in social networking environments, on commerce sites, or in any circumstance when the exposure to inappropriate content and/or the sharing of personal information is involved. Heightened awareness about Internet safety, cyberbullying, etiquette, ethics, and consequences for risk taking online are addressed in the district's technology plan, curriculum, staff development programs and in parent outreach activities.