Cypress-Fairbanks Internet Safety

  • Cypress-Fairbanks ISD places a strong emphasis on creating a safe learning environment for its students. Within CFISD, a range of measures are implemented to guarantee students' online safety.

    These digital safety measures encompass:

    • Employing firewall protocols
    • Implementing content filtering focused on educational materials to prevent access to inappropriate content
    • Restricting access to newly emerging social media platforms
    • Ensuring devices have the latest security updates
    • Applying blocks or utilizing strict/restricted modes for YouTube.

    The superintendent or designee will oversee the district’s electronic communications system. The district has invested in computer technology to broaden instruction and to prepare students for an increasingly digital society. Use of these resources is restricted to students working under a teacher’s supervision and/or direction for approved instructional purposes only. All students may use district-approved software in accordance with applicable license agreements. Unless otherwise noted in the license, or in the event the software arrived without a license agreement, any duplication of copyrighted software, except for back-up and for archival purposes, is a violation of federal law. The use of any non-district software or the erasing of or tampering with authorized software on district computers is not permitted. Students violating these guidelines will face disciplinary action and/or restitution to the district. A copy of the responsible use guidelines is included in this handbook. Parents are asked to review these guidelines when initially enrolling students in the district. Students (grades 6-12) are required to sign and agree to the district’s Responsible Use Guidelines regarding appropriate use of these resources. 

    Taken from the 2023-2024 Student Handbook, the following topics explain how Cypress-Fairbanks ISD provides Internet safety.


  • Consent Requirements

  • System Access

  • Filtering

  • Monitored Use of Electronic and Web-Based Accounts

  • Technology Administrator Responsibilities

  • District Approved School Web Pages

  • Personal Web Pages

  • Termination/Revocation of System User Account Disclaimer

  • Network/Internet Responsible Use Guidelines

    Network/Internet access is available to students in the Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District (“the district”). The Internet enables worldwide connections to electronic mail, discussion groups, databases, software, and other information sources, such as libraries and museums. The district provides Network/Internet access to promote educational excellence in the district by facilitating resource sharing, innovation, and communication. The district firmly believes that the valuable information and interaction available on the Network/Internet far outweighs the possibility that users may procure material that is not consistent with the educational goals of the district. 


Network/Internet - Terms and Conditions

  • Training

  • Risk

  • Parental Consent for Internet Access

  • User Responsibilities

Publishing on the Internet

  • Recognition

  • Student Work

  • Photographs

  • Exceptions to the Above

  • Web Authoring

  • Network Etiquette

  • Inappropriate Use

  • Commercial Use

  • Vandalism/Mischief

  • Playing Games and Downloading Music or Video Files or Game Files

  • Electronic Mail Violations

  • File/Data Violations

  • System Interference/Alteration

  • Unauthorized Disclosure


  • Reporting Security Problems

  • Other Security Risks

  • Violations of Law

  • Consequences of Violations

  • Computer Software Policy

    In accordance with Board Policy CY (LOCAL) and administrative regulation CY-(Regulation), it is the practice of the district to respect all computer software copyrights and to adhere to the terms of all software licenses to which the district is a party. Technology Services is charged with the responsibility of enforcing these guidelines. All computer software installed on district equipment must be purchased, reported to, and installed by Technology Services or its designee. Software acquisition is restricted to ensure that the school district has a complete record of all software that has been purchased for district computers and can register, support, and upgrade such software accordingly. Software on district computers used for instructional and/or administrative purposes must be approved by a district curriculum coordinator and Technology Services. Students may not duplicate any licensed software or related documentation for use either on the district’s premises or elsewhere unless Technology Services is expressly authorized to do so by agreement with the licenser. Unauthorized duplication of software may subject the student and/or the school district to both civil and criminal penalties under the United States Copyright Act. Students may not give software to any third-party, including relatives, clients, or contractors. Students may use district-approved software on local area networks or on multiple machines only in accordance with applicable license agreements. For further information regarding the purchase and installation of computer software, please call the district’s HELP desk at (281) 897-HELP (4357).



    These guidelines apply to all CFISD computing devices as well as computers connected to the Network/Internet. The district makes no warranties of any kind, whether expressed or implied, for the services it is providing and is not responsible for any damages suffered by users. This includes loss of data resulting from delays, non-deliveries, mis-deliveries, or service interruptions caused by its negligence or user errors or omissions. The district is not responsible for phone/credit card bills, or any other charges incurred by users. Use of any information obtained via the Network/Internet is at the user’s own risk. The district specifically denies any responsibility for the accuracy or quality of information obtained through its services. Opinions, advice, services, and all other information expressed by system users, information providers, service providers, or other third-party individuals in the system are those of the providers and not the district. The district will cooperate fully with local, state, or federal officials in any investigation concerning or relating to misuse of the district’s electronic communications system.