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CIPA

CIPA

Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA)

 
CIPA addresses concerns about children’s access to obscene or harmful content over the Internet.
 
CIPA was enacted by Congress in 2000, and it imposes certain requirements on schools or libraries that receive discounts for Internet access or internal connections through the E-rate program. Schools and libraries subject to CIPA may not receive the discounts offered by the E-rate program unless they certify that they have an Internet safety policy that includes technology protection measures. The protection measures must block or filter Internet access to pictures that are:
  • obscene
  • child pornography
  • harmful to minors (for computers that are accessed by minors)

To learn more about CIPA, visit the Federal Trade Commission website.