UNIT 10 ASSIGNMENT 1: EXAMINE REAL-WORLD IMPLEMENATATIONS OF SECURITY STANDARDS AND COMPLIANCE LAWS
CIPA stands for The Children's Internet Protection Act. It is a bill that was signed into law in December 2000, and was to be constitutional by the United States Supreme Court in June 2003. It requires schools K-12 and libraries to have internet filters to protect children from harmful online content that blocks access to “visual depictions” on the Internet that are obscene, child pornography or harmful to minors. Meaning any picture, image, graphic image file, or other visual depiction that has been taken as a whole and with respect to minors, appeals to an excessive interest in nudity, sex, or excretion; depicts, describes, or represents, in a patently offensive way with respect to what is ...view middle of the document...
The act has several requirements for institutions to meet before they can receive government funds. Libraries and schools must provide reasonable public notice and hold at least one public hearing or meeting to address the proposed Internet safety policy. The meeting must address the purpose for this policy such as, actions to restrict a minor’s access to inappropriate or harmful materials on the Internet. Make sure security and safety measures of minors using chat rooms email, instant messaging, or any other types of online communications are in place. Also, addressing the unauthorized disclosure of a minor’s personal information and unauthorized access like hacking by minors.
However, CIPA does not require the internet to be tracked and all Internet access, even by adults, must be filtered, though filtering requirements can be less restrictive for adults. There was also an attempt to expand CIPA to include social networking, like Face book and other similar sites, was considered by the U.S.Congress in 2006 called Deleting Online Predators Act(DOPA). More attempts have been made recently by the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) and the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) urging Congress to update CIPA terms for regulating, not totally abolishing, students' access to social networking and chat rooms.
ISTE or CoSN wish to ban these online communications entirely .They believe the "Internet contains valuable content, collaboration and communication opportunities that can and do materially contribute to a student's academic growth and preparation for the workforce".
Children's Internet Protection Act - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. (n.d.). Retrieved May 20, 2014, from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Children%27s_Internet_Protection_Act