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CIPA Filter

Frontera Meets CIPA Filtering Requirements Test

Information about technology protection measures and BASCOM's Frontera CIPA filter Whether your school receives funding from Title II-D or E-rate, the Children's Internet Protection Act requires schools to implement a technology protection measure that will "block or filter" access to certain types of material on the Internet. With so many technology protection measure options available to schools, it is recommended that a product is used that allows your school to maximize the benefit of the Internet. Technology is available that is flexible, easy to use, compatible with all computer systems, fully customizable by schools, and creates productive learning zones of Web sites.

Customizable CIPA Compliant Filtering Solution

BASCOM's Frontera is the only Internet solution falling within the "block or filter" category that empowers teachers, focuses students, and releases the true educational potential of the Internet. BASCOM's Frontera offers schools customizable "zones" of student Web site access on a per machine or group basis. Teachers can easily choose focused sites for the day's lesson plan, offer students a wider range of educational Web sites, provide a filtered research zone, or supervise unlimited Web access. The K-12 server based CIPA filter solution helps educators to integrate rich, Web-based resources into the classroom in a safe and orderly manner - all while enhancing the security, efficiency and educational standards of the school in compliance with the Children's Internet Protection Act.

Title II-D Funding Requirements Frontera is a CIPA filtering solution that features the specific technology required by schools that receive Title II-D Funding. Frontera can "block or filter" Internet access to the following:

  • Visual depictions of obscenity, child pornography, and material harmful to minors when in use by minors. (The legislation defines a minor as "any individual who has not attained the age of 17 years").

 

E-rate Funding (also E-rate and Title II-D Funding) Requirements Our CIPA compliant filter also features the technology required by schools that receive E-rate funding. Frontera can "block or filter" Internet access to the following:

  • Visual depictions of obscenity and child pornography when in use by adults.
  • Visual depictions of obscenity, child pornography, and material harmful to minors when in use by minors. (The legislation defines a minor as "any individual who has not attained the age of 17 years").

 

Frontera is also able to be:

  • Configured for both adults and minors.
  • Disabled at the workstation level for bona fide adult use.

 

Learn More About BASCOM's CIPA Compliant Filter

The Frontera makes it easy to comply with the Children's Internet Protection Act. To learn more about our CIPA filter, or to schedule your personal demo, fill out a contact form or call us today at 1-888-922-2726.

CIPA Compliance Certification

CIPA Compliance Certification

Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA)

Use the following information and links to learn how to comply with the Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA). In each section we provide useful information about specific aspects of the law and recommendations to make CIPA compliance easier.

New Legislative Developments will Impact Schools

Schools are now required by law to install blocking or filtering software to retain federal technology subsidies. On December 21, 2000 the Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA) was passed by the U.S. Congress requiring all schools and libraries receiving federal technology funding (including E-rate and Title II-D) to meet certain conditions or lose the funding. BASCOM's filter solutions are fully CIPA compliant as "blocking or filtering" technology protection measures.

Under the Children's Internet Protection Act, schools receiving funding through the above mentioned programs must meet five specific requirements:
  • Install blocking or filtering technology to protect children from objectionable Internet sites
  • Have an Acceptable Use Policy for the use of the Internet by students and staff
  • Hold at least one public meeting to discuss the Internet Acceptable Use Policy (requirement for E-rate only)
  • CIPA Monitoring online activities, though not necessarily track the actions of identifiable individuals (requirement for E-rate only)


Receive a Certification of CIPA Compliance in Order to Receive Funding

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is administering the implementation and regulation of CIPA. Schools that have both E-rate and Title II-D funding assistance will have to meet the requirements of both programs, or risk losing funding for the program whose requirements have not been met. Fortunately, there is a lot of overlap between program requirements. For more information about the impact that the Children's Internet Protection Act will have on your school, please call BASCOM at 1-888-922-2726.

Read this PDF for the complete CIPA Overview (35K PDF).


Learn More About Ensuring CIPA Compliant with BASCOM

To learn more about our CIPA-compliant filters, or to schedule your personal demo, fill out a contact form or call us today at 1-888-922-2726.
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