The Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) was enacted by Congress in 2000 to address concerns regarding children’s access to harmful or inappropriate content over the Internet. The act requires that K-12 schools and libraries in the U.S. use Internet filters and implement policies to protect children from harmful online content as a condition for receiving E-Rate funding.
To comply with CIPA, schools and libraries must have in place a policy of Internet safety and certify that safety measures are being met. Institutions that do not adhere to these stipulations are at risk of missing out on E-Rate funding, making CIPA compliance a crucial aspect of their digital infrastructure.
CIPA for Libraries
CIPA for Schools
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