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Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) – IIBGA

Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) – IIBGA

The district shall implement and enforce an internet safety plan meeting the requirements of the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA). The superintendent shall develop a plan to implement the CIPA. Such plan shall include measures to address the following issues: 

● Access by minors to inappropriate matter on the Internet and World Wide Web, 

● The safety and security of minors when using electronic mail, chat rooms, and 

other forms of direct electronic communications, 

● Unauthorized access, including so-called “hacking,” and other unlawful activities by minors online; 

● Unauthorized disclosure, use, and dissemination of personal information 

regarding minors. 

● Measures designed to restrict minors' access to materials that may be harmful to them. 

For the purposes of this policy, "minor" shall be defined to mean any student who is 18 years of age or under. The board charges the superintendent to develop the CIPA implementing plan so that all of the protections provided by this policy and the corresponding plan may be afforded to all district students, regardless of age. If the district is providing public access to any computer, the CIPA plan shall also implement and enforce technology protection measures to ensure no minor has access to visual depictions that are child pornography, harmful to minors, or obscene. This plan shall be on file with the board clerk and in each school office with Internet access, and copies shall be available upon request. The superintendent shall ensure compliance with CIPA by completing the Federal Communication Commission forms as required.  

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