07/09/2020 | News release | Distributed by Public on 07/09/2020 10:51
What Is CIPA?
Enacted in 2000 by the United States Congress, the Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA) limits children's exposure to explicit internet material such as obscene content. CIPA mandates that K-12 schools and public libraries must deploy technologies that filter this type of content on internet-connected computers in order to be eligible for federal funding such as E-Rate.
There are a number of requirements for CIPA.
Schools and libraries subject to CIPA must certify that they have an internet safety policy that addresses the following:
Schools subject to CIPA must also certify:
The Internet Safety Policy Must Include Technology Protection Measures
The protection must block or filter out pictures that are obscene, child pornography, or harmful to minors.
Akamai Enterprise Threat Protector and CIPA
If configured and used correctly by the customer, Enterprise Threat Protector can assist the customer in complying with the Children's Internet Protection Act by identifying the content category of a requested internet domain (example.com) so that offensive or inappropriate domains can be blocked.
For more information about Enterprise Threat Protector, visit akamai.com/etp.