Student Access to Internet, Devices Under Debate

Lauren Williams's picture
Tuesday, September 11, 2012

One school board member is proposing increased access to the Internet and mobile devices for students in Howard County schools.

During a discussion about technology at a recent Board of Education meeting, school board member Brian Meshkin proposed changing what is known as the school system's "Acceptable Use Policy" to one focused on "Responsible Use."

According to the "Acceptable Use Policy," only high school students may use Internet independently in the Howard County Public School System. They must also have signed permission slips to do so.

Students in grades kindergarten through eight may not use the Internet independently, according to the policy.

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