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The Children's Internet Protection Act
The Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA) is a federal law enacted by Congress and affecting schools and libraries to address concerns about access over the Internet to offensive material. CIPA imposes requirements on any school or library that receives funding for Internet access or internal connections from the E-rate program – a program that makes certain communications technology more affordable.
Schools and libraries must certify they have complied with, or are in the process of complying with, the CIPA requirements by filing a form with the Federal government in order to receive discounts on the telecommunication charges for access or connection costs. Are you certified? Read this white paper to learn more.