"We believe every child is unique and the diversity of our students is what makes Enfield Public Schools exceptional.To thrive and excel, all are welcomed, accepted, respected, and supported."District Equity Statement

Content Filtering

We are happy to provide you with some important information regarding our internet connectivity and web filtering services in our schools. The district relies on the Connecticut Education Network (CEN) for internet connectivity within our school buildings. In accordance with the Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA), we also use Securly.com to ensure compliance with web filtering requirements and to provide a safe online environment for our students. Nothing is foolproof and parents should maintain their own monitoring of student use.

**Connecticut Education Network (CEN):**

CEN is a reliable and high-speed internet service that serves as the backbone of our internet connectivity infrastructure within the schools. This network ensures that we have a fast and dependable connection to support various educational activities and resources for both students and staff.

**Securly.com Web Filtering:**

Securly.com  is our chosen web filtering solution that helps us maintain a safe and secure online environment in accordance with CIPA rules. This web filtering service blocks access to inappropriate content and ensures that students are protected from harmful websites while using school-provided devices or the school network.

For more information about Securly.com and its features, you can visit their product brief here: 

[Securly.com Product Brief](https://www.securly.com/product-briefsprovides)

We want to reassure you that the safety and security of our students online are a top priority for us. Securly.com plays a crucial role in achieving this goal by providing robust filtering capabilities and monitoring tools to help us maintain a safe digital learning environment.

If you have any questions or concerns related to our internet connectivity or web filtering services, please do not hesitate to reach out me. We are here to support you and address any queries you may have.

Thank you for your cooperation and commitment to maintaining a safe and productive online environment for our students.

Best regards,

Guy J. Bourassa Jr.

Chief Education Technology Officer