Are Schools Compliant with the Children’s Internet Protection Act

The Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) was enacted by Congress in 2000 to address concerns about children’s access to obscene or harmful content over the Internet. CIPA imposes certain requirements on schools or libraries that receive discounts for Internet access or internal connections through the E-rate program – a program that makes certain communications services and products more affordable for eligible schools and libraries.

Currently, schools must only show compliance with CIPA once, at the time they initially apply the federal E-rate funding. There is little follow up with schools who are receiving billions of tax-dollar funds, to ensure that they are still compliant with CIPA and are providing adequate filters on school WiFi and school-assigned devices.

More information coming soon.

 

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