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Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA)

The Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA), signed into law in December 2000, requires schools that use certain federal funds and E-rate discounts to have an Internet safety policy. Schools must also have in place a technology protection measure to shield adults and children from visual depictions that are obscene, contain child pornography or are harmful to minors.

CIPA requires the installation and use by schools and libraries of a technology protection measure for accessing material on the Internet on computers with Internet access to be eligible to receive or retain universal service assistance. Source: THOMAS: U.S. Congress on the Internet CIPA stipulates that schools must have an Internet safety policy and Internet technology protection measures to shield both adults and children from visual depictions that are obscene, contain child pornography or are harmful to minors.

Read the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA)

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