Est. time: 10 min

The Internet can be a positive tool for the education of our youth, but it can also be a very harmful place. All too often, obscene images make their way onto computer screens used by young people. To address this issue, Congress passed the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) in 2000. Important revisions to this act were enacted by the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) in 2011. This tutorial will further discuss the CIPA requirements for schools and libraries. In this tutorial, you will learn the following objectives: Who must follow CIPA regulations; What is E-rate; CIPA Requirements; Technology Protection Measures; Internet Safety Policies; CIPA Exceptions; Annual Certification; Noncompliance with CIPA