Question for fellow teachers.
My school district isn’t very familiar with GitHub and is wary of allowing students to access it because of running afoul of CIPA (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Children's_Internet_Protection_Act) regulations. Specifically, they have took a review at what github offers and were concerned with the following:
a) Children being able access general code/material from the internet which may include things such as
a. Code to download porn
b. Security bypass tools
c. Articles on how to commit suicide
b) Students work being globally visible.
Now, github classroom seems to address (b) by giving us private repositories, so that’s a solvable problem.
However, I’m curious if other teachers have ran into similar issues with their school districts and/or if you have any context on the above and/or how to address these types of issues. I cannot be the first teacher to have ran into this particular issue, so I would think (?) there would be some prior work/investigation done as to whether GitHub classroom is appropriate for public high school use.
Thanks in advance!