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CIPA School Board Presentation
Transcript of CIPA School Board Presentation
(a) access by minors to inappropriate matter on the Internet;
(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) measures restricting minors’ access to materials harmful to them.
2001: FCC issues rules regulating implementation of CIPA
2011: regulations updated
schools and libraries will only receive E-rate or Title II-D funding assistance if they meet CIPA-compliance regulations
Children's Internet Protection Act
What is the CIPA?
The Children's Internet Protection Act
was passed by Congress in December of 2000. Its purpose is to address concerns about children’s access to obscene or harmful content over the Internet.
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) mandates the regulations for the CIPA.
Specific CIPA Regulations
Internet Safety Policy
What would a school district need to do to be in compliance with CIPA laws?
If your library utilizes E-Rate (Universal Services) or LSTA (Library Services & Technology Act) in a manner that requires compliance then your library must:
Install and enforce the use of a technology protection measure (filter) on every computer in the library with Internet access. The technology protection measure must protect users from visual depictions.
Adopt and enforce an Internet Safety Policy that includes the use of a technology protection measure. For E-Rate applicants, that Internet safety Policy must meet the additional requirements as set forth in the Neighborhood Children's Internet Protection Act (NCIPA)
4 Guidelines for Regulation Compliance
1. The policy should apply to both minors and adults (however, an authorized person may disable the blocking or filtering measure during use by an adult to enable access for bona fide research or other lawful purposes).
2. The policy should specify use of an Internet filtering mechanism.
3. The policy should emphasize staff responsibilities in educating minors on appropriate online behavior and in supervising such activities.
4. The policy should address the NCIPA issues for minors (but is also appropriate for adults).
...by establishing and presenting a certifiable written policy of regulation compliance!!!
1. K. Parchen
2. N. Arthun
3. L. Seitz
4. H. Losleben-Zeller
“Children’s Internet Protection Act.” fcc.gov. Federal Communications Commision, n.d. Web. 27 Jun. 2013.
“Consumer Guide: Children’s Internet Protection Act.” fcc.gov, Feb. 2013. PDF.
“Internet Safety Policies and CIPA: an E-Rate Primer for Schools and Libraries.” E-Rate Central, n.d. PDF.
The Internet Safety Policy must address all of the following issues:
Access by minors to inappropriate matter on the Internet
The safety and security of minors when using the Internet
Unauthorized access including "hacking" and other unlawful activities by minors online
Unauthorized disclosure, use, dissemination of personal information
Measures designed to restrict minors' access to harmful materials
The policy must also include monitoring the online activity of minors.
Children's internet protection act. (n.d.). Retrieved June 27, 2013, from Federal Communication
Commission website: http://www.fcc.gov/guides/childrens-internet-protection-act
School and library e-rate. (n.d.). Retrieved June 27, 2013, from Universal Service Administrative
Company website: http://www.usac.org/sl/applicants/step06/cipa.aspx
Media and technology resources for educators. (n.d.). Retrieved June 27, 2013, from Common Sense
Media website: http://www.commonsensemedia.org/educators
Who is affected by this legislature?
Every school library who receives E-rate discount for internet access must comply with CIPA. This law is defined by a technology that blocks and filters internet access to obscene language and child pornography for minors.
A school can comply with this amendment three ways:
Academic or college level are not covered under the E-rate provisions.
Children's Internet Protection Act. (n.d.). Retrieved June 23, 2013. from Federal Communication
CIPA Questions and Answers. July 16, 2003. Retrieved July 23, 2013.
USAC Schools and Libraries Program. 1997-2013. Retrieved June 23, 2013. From USCA.org
ESEA Title III funds
LSTA state grant funds
Schools and libraries must enforce the operation of the technology protection measure during the use of a computer with internet access.
"Consumer Guide: Children’s Internet Protection Act.” fcc.gov, Feb. 2013. PDF.
N.p.. Web. 27 Jun 2013. <https://www.tsl.state.tx.us/ld/consulting/tech/cipa.html>.
How does the FCC regulate proper compliance?
How does a school/library comply with FCC regulations?