Electronic media of all types are now an integral part of the learning environment in which today's students learn to read, write, listen, speak, think and develop meaning of their lives. A properly designed course of instruction can use electronic media to channel a student's enthusiasm and route it to an academically useful goal. All electronic media should be used in an appropriate instructional setting and in an interactive manner with adequate instructional and student preparation. The instructional staff has the responsibility to ensure that all electronic media have been previewed, and are instructional and curricular related, are age and developmentally appropriate, comply with this policy on nationally accepted audience usage ratings, and comply with copyright laws.
One of the most widely accepted rating systems has been provided by the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA). School District 202 will adhere to the following guidelines:
Non District-Owned Electronic Media
Use of Cable Television Channels
Other Nationally Accepted Rating Systems
Other electronic media may carry a nationally accepted rating system for age, maturity, and content appropriateness. Instructional applications of such electronic media (other than those types listed above) must have approval by the Building Principal or designee before it can be used for instruction purposes. In determining the instructional value of the electronic media, the Building Principal or designee will not allow the media to be used outside of the stated age appropriate level indicated within the rating system.
ADOPTED: November 22, 2004
December 16, 2013
REVISED: April 14, 2014
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