The Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) was enacted to address concerns regarding a child’s access to inappropriate or harmful content over the Internet. Schools that are K-12 are required to filter online content as a condition of receiving federal funding. Schools subject to CIPA are also required to include Internet safety policies that include monitoring a minor’s online activity and providing minors education on appropriate online behavior. Schools must certify they are CIPA compliant before receiving E-rate funding.

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