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Childrens Internet Protection Act (CIPA). September 17, 2004. CIPA Facts. (CIPA) enacted by Congress in December 2000 Addresses concerns about access in schools and libraries to the Internet and other information.

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cipa facts
CIPA Facts
  • (CIPA) enacted by Congress in December 2000
  • Addresses concerns about access in schools and libraries to the Internet and other information.
  • For any school or library that receives discounts for Internet access (E-RATE) or for internal connections, CIPA imposes certain requirements.
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Schools and libraries subject to CIPA do not receive E-Rate unless they certify that they have certain Internet safety measures in place.
  • These include measures to block or filter pictures that: (a) are obscene, (b) contain child pornography, or (c) when computers with Internet access are used by minors, are harmful to minors;
  • Schools are required to adopt a policy to monitor online activities of minors
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Schools and libraries subject to CIPA are required to adopt a policy addressing:
  • (a) access by minors to inappropriate matter on the Internet and World Wide Web;
  • (b) the safety and security of minors when using electronic mail, chat rooms, and other forms of direct electronic communications;
  • (c) unauthorized access, including so-called "hacking," and other unlawful activities by minors online;
  • (d) unauthorized disclosure, use, and dissemination of personal information regarding minors; and
  • (e) restricting minors' access to materials harmful to them. CIPA does not require the tracking of Internet use by minors or adults.
school boards
School Boards
  • To receive ESEA funds, districts must adopt a policy requiring the use of filtering software
  • Use filters to block, obscenity, child pornography and materials harmful to students
  • Enforce the use of filters
  • Allow disabling of filters for research or other lawful purpose
  • Prevent hacking or other unlawful activities
school boards cont
School Boards cont
  • Policy should establish that access is a privilege not a right
  • Should address who will be given access to the system
  • Policy should address intellectual property rights
  • Policy should affirm that users, rather than district, are liable for any misuse of the system
school boards cont1
School Boards cont
  • No personally identifiable information about students without written consent of parent
  • “Limited open forums” should be addressed
  • Use by community members
  • Hold public hearings
links
Links
  • TASB Safe and Acceptable Internet Use
  • FCC Consumer Facts
  • Texas Lone Star (CIPA information)
  • Model Regulation (Board Policy CQ)