The Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) is a law that requires K-12 schools and libraries to use internet filters and implement measures to protect children from harmful content. New regulations that took place on July 1, 2012, require that we educate all minors about appropriate online behavior, including interacting with other individuals on social networking websites and in chat rooms, cyberbullying awareness, and response. Failure to comply with this law would result in a significant decrease in federal funding.
In the LFH Media Center, we are teaching the students how to be safe on the internet and what to do if they experience something on the internet that makes them feel uncomfortable. If you would like more information about internet safety, please go to NetSmartzKids.org. It has information for parents, videos, and games.