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Children's Internet Protection Act

The 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.

Internet Safety Resources

Managing Your Online Reputation - provides suggestions for maintaining your online reputation and ways to ensure that your profiles don't seriously limit our educational or professional prospects.

Protecting Your Kids Online - suggests parental controls, monitoring, security software, tips and guidelines for keeping children safe online.

NetSmartz - Keeping Kids and Teens Safer on the Internet

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.

i-SAFE -Promoting Internet Safety Awareness

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.
i-SAFE lessons are aligned with the National Educational Technology Standards (NETS), and the goals set forth by the No Child Left Behind Act.


Technology Safety Resources - Cell Phone, Internet, Cyberbullying, Facebook

For Parents
For Educators

Activities for Parents
and Children

Cell Phone Safety
Parents Guide to Internet and Text Slang
Computer Safety and Security Guide  
i-Safe Times  

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