Online Security

  • Loudoun County Public Schools recognizes the risks and takes steps to prevent problems that can occur when students use the internet. Our students are provided with instruction in our K-12 Digital Citizenship curriculum that prepares them to know the risks and utilize strategies to maintain security.

    Loudoun County Public Schools approach to online security

    • LCPS creates strong passwords for students grades 2 – 12 for accessing LCPS-GO! and school networks. LCPS uses single sign-on with approved software vendors. These vendors are fully compliant with FERPA regulations regarding student data.
    • LCPS uses filtering software to prevent students accessing inappropriate sites.
    • LCPS restricts application downloads, preventing malware from affecting the network.

    There are things that parents and students can do at home.

    Boy Using Laptop

    What can students do?

    • Never share your passwords with others. If you create an account to subscribe to a web site outside of LCPS-Go!, DO NOT use your LCPS credentials. Create a separate, strong password. Strong passwords are a combination of at least 6 letters, numbers, and symbols.
    • Be careful about sharing personal information on social media.

    What can parents do?

    • Download software from only reputable sites to avoid malware.
    • Don’t store payment information online if possible.
    • Create separate strong passwords for separate vendors so if one is compromised, the rest aren’t. Keep a list of passwords on paper in a safe place away from the computer.
    • Monitor your child’s use of the internet at home.
Last Modified on July 5, 2019