Children's Internet Protection Act
Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA) was signed into
law on December 21, 2000. Under CIPA, no school or library
may receive discounts unless it certifies that it is enforcing
a policy of Internet safety that includes the use of filtering
or blocking technology (see below). This Internet Safety
Policy must protect against access, through computers with
Internet access, to visual depictions that are obscene, child
pornography, or (in the case of use by minors) harmful to
minors. The school or library must also certify that it is
enforcing the operation of such filtering or blocking technology
during any use of such computers by minors.
This interactive, educational safety resource from the National
Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) and Boys
and Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) that uses age-appropriate,
3-D activities to teach children and teens how to be safer
when using the Internet. NetSmartz combines
the newest technologies available and the most current information
to create high-impact educational activities that are well
received by even the most tech-savvy. What makes NetSmartz unique
is its use of the latest technology and its availability
to the public at no cost. NetSmartz materials
provide a learning experience children will enjoy and understand.
To ensure a safe and positive experience for students, NetSmartzKids does
not link to any outside sources. You can trust that this
site is safe for your children.
This world wide Internet Safety education leader endorsed
by The United States Congress provides
innovative, student centered, and age-appropriate K-12 Internet
safety curriculum to schools in the United States at no cost.
are aligned with the National Educational Technology Standards
(NETS), and the goals set forth by the No Child Left Behind