Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA)
The Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA) was enacted by the United States Congress in 2000 to address concerns about children's access to obscene or harmful content over the Internet. CIPA imposes certain requirements on schools or libraries that receive discounts for Internet access or internal connections through the E-rate program – a program that makes certain communications services and products more affordable for eligible schools and libraries. In early 2001, the FCC issued rules implementing CIPA and provided updates to those rules in 2011. Region One ESC assists districts in addressing CIPA requirements.
A free, downloadable resource produced by Region One ESC that provides summarized information and guidance to help Texas Districts learn about CIPA requirements.
Other CIPA Links
Schools and Library Division (SLD) CIPA Information
Information regarding the requirements for recipients of service and for Billed Entities under the Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA).
Federal Communications Commission(FCC) CIPA Rules
Copy of the full rules (39 pages) issued April 5 from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) implementing CIPA.
FCC Final Report and Order Regarding CIPA
FCC Report and Order which involves the adoption of rules relating to implementing CIPA. These FCC rules were adopted in response to the law passed in December.
FCC CIPA Report and Order Erratum
This erratum corrects the non-substantive errors in the released text of the CIPA Report and Order issued on April 5, 2001.
Chapter 32 Education Code, Subchapter C, Internet Access
CIPA, COPA, COPPA, CPPA Child Online Protections Explained
Information provided by Nonprofits' Policy & Technology (NPT) Project, a project of OMB Watch.
eSN Exclusive: Filtering and the eRate: What you need to know right now
eSchool New Online article by Liza Kessler, June 6, 2001
Erate CIPA Conference Streaming Video - approx. 1 hour long
Click on "Erate, CIPA conference" in top left corner of screen on the next screen, in the same row as the box labeled "VSEN E-rate CIPA telecast" select the Real cable link. Video broadcast available from Jane Chavez at 806-376-5521 x275 or firstname.lastname@example.org