CCD Guideline & Consent - Permission for Parishes to Deliver Online Content to Students and Parent Acceptance of Internet Safety Responsibility
During school closures, St. Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Diocese of Chicago makes efforts to provide families with student assignments and other instructional materials through various delivery methods, including online. This form allows parents/guardians to grant permission for St. Thomas Syro-Malabar Somerset, NJ (school) to deliver this online content with parents for delivery to their children and recognize schools' responsibilities under the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act.
St. Thomas Syro-Malabar Church Somerset, NJ will follow to its best ability to take responsibilities for preventing students from accessing obscene or harmful content by personal sharing or internet connections within the school’s premises.
The protection measures block or filter Internet access to pictures that are: (a) obscene; (b) pornography; or (c) harmful to minors (for computers that are accessed by children).
Additionally, our internet safety policies include monitoring the online activities of minors. The measures also provide for educating minors about appropriate online behavior, including interacting with other individuals on social networking websites and in chat rooms and cyberbullying awareness and response.
During our virual classes, we would require our students and teachers to follow the guidelines defined in our faith formation program diary for 2022-23.
By signing this form, parents/guardians permit the St. Thomas Syro-Malabar Somerset, NJ to deliver instructional content directly to students with parents copied.
Parents/guardians acknowledge their acceptance of the responsibility of their students' internet safety and commit to the following:
1. Having a trusted adult present and monitoring student who use the internet assignment and other instructional materials, or
2. Using tools such as parental controls and other filters to protect students' internet access, as described above.
Faith Formation Registration Fee per family is $125.00
Note: Please add the Amount field only when you select the option for 'online payment'