Will Withholding Funds Make Internet Safety Education Happen in Schools?

Nov 4, 2010 11:00 AM ET

Internet Safety for Kids & Families - Advice for Families & Schools from Trend …

The Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) requires K-12 schools in the U.S. who receive discounted rates for Internet access through a program known as E-rate to block Internet content that is age-inappropriate for students, and to block access to child pornography for all students and staff.  CIPA also stipulates that Internet safety policies are put in place to ensure that students, faculty and administration are not mis-using or abusing Internet access provided by the school. 

The FCC has indicated that it will expand the requirements of CIPA to include Internet safety education.  Those close to employing technology in schools say that today CIPA is not enforced.  The FCC'S intended expansion seems good in principle, but how will this look in practice?

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